WATCH: Barr on his relationship with Trump
Let the games begin! Prepare for Democrats to start scrambling and throwing each other under the bus (even more than usual).
Trump has directed the heads of the agencies including the CIA, FBI and the State Department to cooperate with Attorney General Bill Barr in his investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.
From Daily Caller:
In a memo sent out Thursday, Trump also authorized Barr to declassify documents related to the Russia investigation.
The memo grants Barr the authority to “declassify, downgrade, or direct the declassification or downgrading of information or intelligence” related to the Russia probe as he sees fit.
Barr has said that he is investigating whether government agencies improperly surveilled members of the Trump campaign. In testimony to Congress, Barr has asserted that the FBI and other agencies spied on the campaign by using informants and surveillance warrants.
Trump’s memo directs the heads of several federal agencies, including the CIA, FBI and State Department, to “promptly” provide assistance and information to Barr to complete his review.
Republican allies have urged him to do this so Americans can see the information that has been kept from them about the origins of the surveillance on members of the Trump campaign.
From Washington Examiner:
Rep. Mark Meadows said on Wednesday that Democrats are in a panic because “there is information coming that will curl your hair,” referring to the expected declassification of key documents related to the Russia investigation.
During an interview on Fox News, the North Carolina Republican said Democrats, and in particular House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, know that when these documents come out it will be trouble for them.
“There is information coming that will curl your hair. I can tell you that the reason why it is so visceral — the response from the Democrats is so visceral right now — is because they know, they’ve seen documents. Adam Schiff has seen documents that he knows will actually put the finger pointing back at him and his Democrat colleagues, not the president of the United States,” he told host Sean Hannity.
Meadows has said former FBI Director was aware of the misconduct. “He, actually, he was aware of it. He was aware of improper things that were being done, certainly,” Meadows asserted.
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy has also said that there are FBI transcripts in regard to the surveillance on George Papadopolous that have the potential to be a “game-changer.”
From Daily Caller:
“Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions,” Sanders said in her statement.