President Donald Trump ordered that more documents from Operation Crossfire Hurricane be declassified Tuesday, in his final hours as president.
The president noted he requested the Department of Justice to provide the White Hosue with a binder of materials related to the FBI’s investigation of him and his campaign as part of the investigation of whether he was colluding with Russia to win the presidential election.
BREAKING: President Trump has issued an order to declassify a binder of various documents related to FBI’s Russia probe.
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) January 20, 2021
“I determined that the materials in that binder should be declassified to the maximum extent possible,” Trump wrote in a memo released by the White House Tuesday night.
He noted that the FBI objected to further declassification of the materials but had identified the passages “most crucial” to keep redacted.
“I have determined to accept the redactions proposed for continued classification by the FBI in that January 17 submission,” he wrote.
The president said he had ordered the attorney general to provide a final copy of the binder with appropriate redactions.
“Accordingly, at my direction, the Attorney General has conducted an appropriate review to ensure that materials provided in the binder may be disclosed by the White House in accordance with applicable law,” he wrote.
It was not immediately clear when the contents of the binder would be released, but it will likely cast a shadow over President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration and the first 100 days of his presidency.
Last week, Lou Dobbs reported that President Trump ordered the release of the Obamagate intelligence documents, as previously reported by 100% FED UP.
Lou Dobbs: President Trump is declassifying top-secret documents all related to Obamagate. That is the coordinated and years-long spying against a presidential candidate and ultimately the President of the United States and his administration, that of Donald J. Trump.
BREAKING: @jsolomonReports reports that Pres. Trump has ordered the declassification of intelligence docs from Obamagate, including Christopher Steele’s debriefings and FBI asset Stefan Halper’s instructions. Expected to be released tomorrow or Monday. #MAGA #AmericaFirst #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/8xFBV6wMPQ
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) January 14, 2021
The documents will reportedly show the involvement in the United States and overseas to set up Donald Trump in the Russia lie.
Rudy Giuliani is urging the President to declassify government documents.
Giuliani made the statement on Friday while appearing as a guest on former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast. Giuliani alluded to the Hunter Biden laptop scandal and the Russia probe while discussing the possible declassification effort.
The former mayor refuted claims that declassifying documents would pose a threat to national security.