Congress sources ‘blindsided’ by Trump’s decision to withdraw, FISA declassification

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Turner has complaints about the release of FISA documents

Democrats’ claims that the release of certain documents in connection with the Russian probe will reveal sources and methods are “ridiculous”, says the Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Turner.

Three congressional sources told Fox News they were demoralized, the “blindsided” and “demo” by the President of Trump’s decision, out of the immediate declassification of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of records in relation to the former aide-de-camp Carter page.

You said that you hope that Trump will, newly of the new allegations against the Deputy General Prosecutor Rod Rosenstein, the resulted in a rethink in the light.

Trump agreed on Friday to delay the release of important files in connection with the investigation of the Russian interference in the elections in 2016, urged the inspector General of the documents to review, which relates to an “accelerated procedure” in the midst of the Ministry of justice, the publication of which may have a “negative impact” on the trial.

Two sources with direct knowledge of the house Republicans’ records request, said the declassification of the monitoring page, renewal by June 2017, signed by the Deputy General Prosecutor Rod Rosenstein, the answer to many questions about the so-called “insurance” discussed the former FBI agent Peter Strzok and the FBI’s lawyer, Lisa page in mid-August 2016. (Their texts were under intense examination in the last few months, amid allegations that they reflect a coordinated Agency strategy to damage Trump.)

The sources said the members were careful to identify records with limited national security interests, and the FBI/Department of justice concerns about the availability of sources and methods were “exaggerated” and in line with the Department of the steps to block earlier this year, temporarily, the release from the FISA memo.

She added that the SMS messages are ordered on the mobile phones of the former FBI Director, James Comey, the former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, DOJ official Bruce ear, Strzok and page, for the release of goods, the exchange of non-secure lines, and for this reason, you should not contain the sources, methods, or classified information.

If you do, then the parties have been “grossly negligent” in dealing with information concerning national security, said the sources.

The sources note in the New York Times’ bombshell report on Rosenstein this week-he said he had of the talking, wearing a wire in conversations with trump, and the development of support to him via the 25th Amendment-provide more evidence that the probe of Russian election meddling moved had to have a obstruction case against the President, although the investigation until may 2017 not found was collusion between his 2016 campaign, and Russia.

Fox News reported earlier this week that the texts between the Strzok and side of two hours after Comey is the burn in of the fresh Congress elections test according to the side of the last statement to Senate investigators.


Two hours after Comey termination of the public was on 9. May 2017, Strzok, a now former FBI agent texted his former colleague and lover: “We need to open the case, we are waiting for now, while Andy is.”

“Andy” is a reference to McCabe, who took over temporarily the Bureau, Comey is the burning of Trump, to Christopher Wray was confirmed as a Director in August 2017.

Page, a former FBI lawyer, replied Strzok: “We need to lock-in (redacted). In a formal paid-for way. Soon.”

Strzok. “I agree. I have for a long time and I will again emphasized with Bill.” “Bill,” believes Bill Priestap, the head of the FBI counterintelligence Department.

Catherine Herridge is an award-winning chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, DC she covers intelligence, the justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as the London correspondent.

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