Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard ‘Ric’ Grenell fired a warning shot across the bow of those within the intel community who refused to release documents…Yes, they are REFUSING. He doesn’t hold back in his effort to tell the agencies refusing to release documents that they are on notice. Grenell should take FBI Director Wray’s place once the election is over.
During an interview with Elizabeth MacDonald of Fox Business, Ric Grenell let it rip:
“There is a system inside Washington that knows how to protect its own and knows how to go after people who raise
their voice. I think that it’s very important for people to understand right now we need to have an outsider continuing to push this system in Washington because we see every day how they are weaponizing government against their political enemies. This is crazy. This is how governments fall and end, and we cannot have this. We need to have people understand. Outsiders need to change this place. It’s a very serious situation.”
“I’m getting really impatient with those individual agencies that know exactly what I’m talking about, that know exactly what documents they need to release… they’re playing games.”
When Grenell was Director of National Intelligence, he declassified names of Obama administration officials who unmasked General Flynn:
Could the letter from the 2,000 Justice Department be in response to the declassification of documents by acting DNI Richard Grenell that will out the players in the Obama regime who were behind the “unmasking” of the highly respected General Flynn? Flynn’s calls with former Russian Ambassador Kislyak were surveilled during the Trump campaign and later leaked to the media.
According to Fox News– An official told ABC News that Grenell visited the Justice Department at some point last week and had the list with him. The move coincided with the department’s stunning reversal in the Flynn case, which was previously seen as special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s signature case from the Russian collusion investigation.
The decision to drop the case was made even though prosecutors, for the past three years, have maintained that Flynn lied to the FBI in a January 2017 interview about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Flynn pleaded guilty to this but later sought to withdraw the plea.
Fox News confirmed that a new round of documents is expected, in the wake of a document dump last week that renewed focus on the Russian investigation and specifically the treatment of Flynn. The unmasking concerns events between the November 2016 election and Inauguration Day 2017, Fox News is told.
The decision to drop the case was made even though prosecutors, for the past three years, have maintained that Flynn lied to the FBI in a January 2017 interview about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Flynn pleaded guilty to this, but later sought to withdraw the plea.
Another source familiar with the intelligence told Fox News that Grenell is moving to declassify several pieces of intelligence in stages, with this being one part of it. Asked if former President Barack Obama’s name is on the list of officials involving in unmasking Flynn, the source would not say but stressed the list would make waves.
The Wall Street Journal, which reported on the looming release overnight, cited a senior government official who called Grenell’s move unprecedented, as it came just days after the Justice Department dropped its case against Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser. It is now up to Attorney General William Barr to release the names publicly.