President Donald Trump will reportedly declassify the redacted 20 pages of records from the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant used by the FBI obtain a warrant to spy on brief Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page.
In an exclusive report to Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter, sources revealed that Trump could declassify the documents and hand them over to Congress by the end of the week. The thought of Trump doing this undoubtedly has the Deep State freaking out, especially given the Department of Justice has refused to hand over the 20 unredacted pages from the FISA application for more than a year and a half.
Here’s what she reports on SaraACarter.com:
However, President Trump, who has been under pressure from some DOJ officials not to release the classified documents, “could always change his mind and it’s not a guarantee that it will happen, but the indications are that it more than likely will possibly be before the end of this week,” said a U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the subject.
In July, the Justice Department released over 400 previously top-secret documents connected to the Page warrant. However, more than 20 pages of the FISA document remained highly classified and have only been viewed by a select group of Congressional members and investigators. The lawmakers are now asking that those documents be made public. Behind the scenes, the battle between Justice Department officials and senior members of Congress intensified over the past year, leading lawmakers to call on President Trump to intervene and declassify the documents.
In a 38 minute interview with the Daily Caller Tuesday, President Trump said the White House is “looking at it very seriously right now because the things that have gone on are so bad, so bad. I mean they were surveilling my campaign. If that happened on the other foot, they would’ve considered that treasonous. They would’ve considered that spying at the highest level. Can you imagine if we were doing that to Obama instead of Obama and his people doing that to us? Everybody would’ve been in jail for the next 500 years. OK? Can you believe it, where they paid this guy millions of dollars, it turned out? If you look at all of the things that are happening.”
Trump’s looming decision on declassifying the document comes as serious questions have been raised about what information was blacked out in the 20-plus pages of the FBI’s application for a FISA warrant on Page.
Last month, the DOJ released the heavily redacted FISA applications to the public. The redacted version of the FBI’s applications shows the bureau heavily relied on the unverified dossier, the salacious hit piece financed by Hillary Clinton and the DNC. The hit piece alleged Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
Between Oct. 2016 and Sept. 2017, the FBI submitted the warrants for surveillance on Page, telling the secret court that the former Trump aide was an illegal foreign agent working with Russia. Page has denied the claim and has not been charged with a single crime, despite the FBI probing and spying on him for more than a year and a half.
Fusion GPS hired former British spy Christopher Steele to compile the dossier. Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid Fusion more than $9 million to fund Steele’s anti-Trump operation.
This operation laid the foundation for the Russia investigation, and paved the way for the special counsel appointment. Since this operation began nearly two years ago, not a shred of evidence has been presented showing that Trump broke any laws or colluding with Russia. And, not a single charge has been brought against Page despite being spied on for nearly a year.
Time will tell what happens next, but Trump declassifying the FISA application undoubtedly has the Deep State losing their minds about what could be released to the American people in the coming days.