In a move for ‘transparency,’ President Trump has ordered the declassification of “redacted materials in the FBI’s 2017 application to spy on Carter Page, as well as various FBI reports of interviews related to that matter including ones conducted with DOJ official Bruce Ohr.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the decision today, in the following statement:
“At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.
In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.”
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, tweeted his response to the President’s decision, writing, “Transparency wins.”
“It’s time to get the full truth on the table so the American people can decide for themselves on what happened at the highest levels of their FBI and Justice Department,” he added.
Many people have waited for full disclosure of the Obama administration’s actions concerning the Trump campaign, and possible use of federal agencies to control the outcome of a United States election.
This is a developing story, the release of the documents, plus Former Director Comey’s texts will be a wealth of evidence.