We are about to find which politicians and media pundits were correct about the contents of heavily redacted documents. Redacted documents that Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) and others assured us contained the damning evidence against Donald Trump, the Trump campaign, and various campaign officials and nominees. I can remember when Schiff and others claimed that when the documents were declassified everyone would see the “truth.”
Trump orders documents relating to Russia investigation, Carter Page FISA warrant declassified
Democrats on Capitol Hill immediately decried the order.
"President Trump, in a clear abuse of power, has decided to intervene in a pending law enforcement investigation by ordering the selective release of materials he believes are helpful to his defense team and thinks will advance a false narrative," said House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff in a statement. "With respect to some of these materials, I have been previously informed by the FBI and Justice Department that they would consider their release a red line that must not be crossed as they may compromise sources and methods." <Source>
- Abuse of power: these documents have been requested, and then subpoenaed, by Congress as part of their congressional oversight duty under the constitution.
- Pending investigation: citing never-ending investigations is part of the abuse of power demonstrated by the DOJ and FBI to cover-up several Obama scandals that involved criminal wrongdoing.
- Selective release of materials: even President Trump is sensitive to protecting investigative methods and sources and recognizes the need for necessary redactions. Unfortunately, we have seen both the DOJ and the FBI claim certain redactions were necessary to protect national security. Only to find that the disclosures might have been embarrassing to the agencies but that had no impact on national security.
- Adam Schiff has zero credibility and has been caught in a number of outright lies.
- Red line – Rod Rosenstein, the acting Attorney General for the Russia probe and the Deputy Attorney General, and Christopher Wray, the Director of the FBI, are free to resign over the release of these previously redacted materials.
Why it matters…
- It appears that the Steele Dossier, paid for by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, may have been a pretext to spy on numerous American citizens. Possibly with White House involvement.
- It appears that the last, and fourth, FISA Court request was executed after enough time had elapsed for the FBI to investigate some of the allegations in the dossier. Submitted under penalty of perjury, it is possible that the DOJ and FBI deliberately misled the courts which is a criminal offense. Not telling the court that the document originated with the opposition party and was unverified is a major problem, especially after the fourth renewal request since each renewal requires an updated probable cause statement.
- It appears that the 302s, the FBI investigative reports, could conflict with the testimony of individuals given to Congress under oath, a criminal offense.
- Depending on the outcome of the release, certain investigations can be re-opened, with drastic consequences to the participants.
I have noticed that the progressive socialist democrats and media pundits have gone silent over the claim that the damning information is contained in the redacted material. We are about to see the curtain rise on another Democrat Kabuki play.
All roads lead to former President Obama and Hillary Clinton.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius