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Fox News senior legal analyst fears President trump is to declassify important documents from the Russia probe the disclosure of confidential sources.
Secret services were to meet scrambling Tuesday to, with a broad mandate from the President Trump to declassify key documents, could be light on the origins of Russia after agreement sample, has paralyzed the administration for more than 18 months.
The documents Trump ordered released include a renewed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against the former campaign aide to Carter page, and the text messages of disgraced former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa page.
The President, on Monday afternoon, ordered that the documents be published by the office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Department of justice of “[a]t the request of a number of committees of the Congress, and for the sake of transparency,” according to a statement from the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
“If the President issues such as ordering, there are a declassification review triggers-process is performed in the search of various agencies within the intelligence community, in conjunction with the White house Council, to the safety of America’s national security interests.”
– DOJ spokesman
It is not immediately clear how and when the documents are published, but by Monday evening, the secret services said they had already started the work on the preparation of the documents.
“If the President issues such as ordering, there are a declassification review triggers-process is performed by various agencies within the intelligence community, to seek, in conjunction with the White house Council, to the safety of America’s national security interests,” a justice spokesman said in a statement to Fox News. “The Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to work with the Director of National Intelligence, to comply with the President.”
ODNI spokeswoman Kellie Wade also said that the Agency is “working quickly with our interagency partners to conduct a declassification review of the documents which the President has determined, for the lifting of the secrecy level.”
The documents are all FBI reports, preparing for interviews, also known as 302s, with Ministry of justice official Bruce ear, and all of the FBI reports, interviews, in connection with applications to Carter page, as well as 21 pages, of the guards, a new arrest warrant.
The 21 pages make up only a small part of the 412 pages of the FISA applications and guarantees related page released by the FBI earlier this year in a heavily edited format. June 2017 application was submitted the last of four by the judicial Department in support of the FISA court orders so that the monitoring on the side for almost a year.
The President also ordered the release of unredacted text messages from fired FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, former FBI Council Lisa page, former FBI Director, James Comey, and former FBI assistant Director Andrew McCabe.
The President for months has shown blasted Strzok and page for the pitch, into your SMS messages, as well as Comey and McCabe for the leadership of the FBI. Comey 2017 was fired from the Bureau in may; McCabe, was fired by state attorney General Jeff Sessions, in March,, page, left, was fired, the office in may; and Strzok last month.
A source familiar with the timetable for the lifting of the secrecy degree of Fox News said they expected that the Carter-side to guarantee application released first, followed by the FBI, reports of agent interviews with the ear.
The source added that the Ministry of justice is working on a “compressed ” timeline” and you expect that the first edition of the records in days or earlier. The SMS messages are expected to take longer, because of the sheer number and the fact that Trump arranged for their release, without redactions.
Republicans on Capitol Hill, including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., to advertise the President, saying it includes “pretty much everything he wanted…and the text messages are a bonus,” a source Nunes said.
Congressional Republicans hope that the files reveal details about the beginning of the Russia investigation by the FBI, to the Special Council Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russian interference and possible collusion with trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential elections.
But Democrats,including the Committee’s ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the rays of the opening of the archives, as a “clear abuse of power.”
“[Trump] has decided to intervene in a pending investigation to the law enforcement by the order of the selective release of materials, which he believes are helpful to his defense team and thinks that you told a wrong story,” ship. “With reference to some of these materials I have already been informed by the FBI and the justice Department, they would consider their release a red line that cannot be crossed, since they are a risk to sources and methods.
“This is obviously not matter to a President who cares nothing about the country and everything that added to its narrow self-interest,” the ship.
The President of the order is similar to his. February to move, when he paved the way for the Republican-led house Intelligence Committee, the release of the partisan memo on the monitoring option on Carter’s side. Democrats, weeks later, released their own version of the memo.
Fox News’ Jake Gibson, Chad Pergram, John Roberts and Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.