President Donald Trump made a big move earlier, ordering documents related to FISA and text messages from five prominent names to be declassified without redaction. Those five people are James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.
The declassification without redaction is a huge move to provide some transparency and maybe put an end to the Russian nonsense investigations that many people find to be a burdening distraction.
We’re not getting anywhere with wasting our time investigating Russia, but we’re certainly finding out who is loyal to the president and who isn’t! It’s almost like the whole investigation has backfired and revealed other people doing wrong instead of their ultimate plan to find President Trump guilty of collusion or anything else for that matter.
Right after the White House posted a statement on what Trump plans to do with ordering the declassification, it was California Democrat Representative Adam Schiff who cried out about it. Schiff is a big-time Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. He blasted Trump by stating that the declassification of those documents involving the federal Russia investigation was a “clear abuse of power.”
As per the Washington Examiner:
“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,” Schiff said 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,” Schiff added. “This is evidently of no consequence to a President who cares about nothing about the country and everything about his narrow self-interest.”
Business Insider also reported that “Schiff called the president’s move a “clear abuse of power” meant 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.”
First of all, anyone who is scared of transparency has something to lose or something to hide. The president wants to give the people what they want, so this is a good thing. People deserve to know who’s salary their paying with all that tax money, and they also deserve to know what’s really going on with the government.
Transparency wins. This is absolutely the right call from @POTUS.
It's time to get the full truth on the table so the American people can decide for themselves on what happened at the highest levels of their FBI and Justice Department. https://t.co/1IJTHvWaF5
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) September 17, 2018
Here’s what I think…
Anyone calling this an abuse of power is wrong.
Anyone calling this obstruction is wrong.
Anyone against the president ordering declassification without redaction is wrong.
If people are going after the president for something, then they should be willing to be transparent about it.
Otherwise, what are they hiding?
Obviously, we see where this is going.
Schiff: 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.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 17, 2018
I think I know where the collusion and false narrative is, and it wasn’t between Russia or Trump. In fact, it was right here in America with people colluding to take out the president because he completely just disrupted the government by surprising everyone with that 2016 election victory.
You didn’t think he would really drain the swamp, did you?
Well, fasten your seatbelt, because this is getting good!
Grab another bag of popcorn while you’re at it!