Skip to comments.TRUMP OPENS DOOR TO DECLASSIFYING RUSSIA DOCS, AND HIS ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL COULD BE ON BOARD
Posted on 11/07/2018 8:54:01 PM PST by bitt
President Trump is very seriously considering whether to declassify a slew of FBI and Justice Department records related to the Russia investigation, he said Wednesday. That controversial proposal, which Trump has toyed with for months, may have a backer in Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general.
Declassification, were looking at very seriously, Trump told reporters in a press conference on Wednesday, just before Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign.
Whitaker, who served as Sessions chief of staff, will take over as acting attorney general. In that role, he will oversee the special counsels investigation into Trump associates links to Russia. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had directed the investigation because Sessions recused himself due to contacts he had with Russians while working on the Trump campaign.
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Trump is a caring man. I think he realizes release of these and more documents, unredacted, could upend the lives of people only peripherally connected to the actual corruption. But release them he must, if only to set a precedent that the people who pay their salaries have a right to know what government officials are up to.
Just comply with what Nunes and Grassley have requested for their oversight duty. There should no longer be any reason for the Rosenweasel runaround. It is not Rosenweasels decision to make now.
How about releasing an unredacted IG report from last summer as well?
We desperately need transparency which is he first step to accountability. Government employees should have no expectation that there work is private unless there are legitimate national security reasons.
I’m so tired of the national security argument especially when Dems have liberally sold secrets to China and Russia. This goes back to Alger Hiss, the Manhattan project, the Rosenbergs, Klintoons, Gore etc.
And the FISA warrant material that relates to “unmasking,” and who requested it.
Looks to me like Trump has taken off the gloves.
The Left wanted to play hardball.
Looks like Trump is fielding a new team.
A wounded animal is a dangerous animal. Perhaps if the Republicans had maintained control of the House, there would have been more of a steady controlled attitude. By the Dems taking control of the House perhaps a new dynamic has come into the picture where more risks are suddenly worth taking. Hey, bring it Dems...this not enough? You want more? Then take this! How you like them apples? Good to see Mr. President.
I agree with you.
They would stick a knife in his back, any chance at all.
Midterms are over. Go with it.
This entire Sessions story has been a fiasco from the start. A totally ineffective Attorney General and the loss of his senate seat in Alabama to a left-wing extremist.
Good grief! D.C. was full of Russians during the 0bama Admin. I have pictures of at least a dozen - one of them (well, Ukranian) worked as an aide to Nancy Pelosi.
Debbie Washerwoman Schultz's cat likely had contact with Russians.
Jeff Sessions himself was a huge mistake.
President Trump should have appointed someone else to the job of Attorney General.
Are you referring to President Trump as a wounded animal?
What a bunch of nonsense.
He’s not even close to anything like that.
He’s a warrior in fighting mode.
Tomorrow would be a perfect day for a drop.
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