President Trump isn’t messing around in his quest to bring America back to her populist roots, and his latest heavy maneuver could bring a big portion of the Beltway swamp under the bulldozer.
For months, our nation has been in a bit of a quagmire. The liberal, radicalized left seems to be holding out some hope that, after over a year of investigation, Robert Mueller will somehow find something in his #RussiaGate probe with which to charge the President.
This would, in turn, validate the extreme emotional response of the democratic party when they so unceremoniously failed to win the Presidency in 2016, and allow these normally shrunken violets to resort to shrieking and violence.
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So, as we barrel toward the conclusion of this entire mess, with either a bang or a whimper to come from the liberal left, President Trump has come out swinging against the Washington establishment in order to cement his legacy as a Citizen President. In the coming days, we will be treated to un-redacted information from the FBI that many believe will completely swallow the Mueller investigation.
The President himself seems to be hyping the release as well.
Trump’s decision will result in the release of text messages and documents involving several top Justice Department and FBI officials who Trump has repeatedly attacked over the last year.
The president tweeted Tuesday on the move, quoting a supportive congressman and adding: “Really bad things were happening, but they are now being exposed. Big stuff!”
The announcement was met with fanfare from the supporters of the President, and immediate action from the halls of the Capitol and West Wing.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Trump’s decision in a written statement, saying the president had directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Justice Department to declassify the documents “at the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency.” It was unclear how soon the documents would be released.
In statements Monday evening, the Justice Department and the office of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said they are working together to comply with Trump’s order, which triggers a declassification review by various agencies “to seek to ensure the safety of America’s national security interests.” That review is ongoing.
According to the statement, Trump declassified 21 pages of the 101-page June 2017 application to renew a warrant obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, to monitor the communications of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in 2016.
I think it may be time to stock up on popcorn, readers.