President Trump officially declassified a large amount of Russiagate documents on Tuesday evening due to FBI objections.
The declassified documents are expected to be released by Wednesday.
President Trump said he received the documents in a filing cabinet on December 30 and decided to declassify them and make them public.
“I have decided that the documents in this binder should be declassified whenever possible,” the president said.
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According to investigative reporter John Solomon, the filing cabinet is about a foot tall.
The FBI objected to a full release of the documents and Trump agreed to slight redactions.
As part of the iterative process of revising the declassification, in a cover letter dated January 17, 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation expressed its continued opposition to any further declassification of documents in the filing cabinet and also, on the basis of a review that included the actions of the intelligence community, identified the passages that it believed were most important not to be disclosed to the public. I have decided to accept the redactions proposed for the maintenance of classification by the FBI in this submission of January 17, ”Trump said in a note.
“I hereby declassify the remaining materials in the binder. This is my final decision on the declassification review and I have asked the Attorney General to implement the redactions proposed in the January 17 FBI submission and return a duly copy to the White House. redacted.
John Solomon reported on Just The News that the documents will include an FBI memo describing interviews agents conducted with case author Christopher Steele.
Just the News previously reported that the documents included a note from the FBI summarizing an interview that agents did in the fall of 2017 with the author of the anti-Trump dossier, Christopher Steele, in which he acknowledged his motives for disclosing the tale of collusion with Russia in the 2016 US elections as well as the assignment of tasks. orders another confidential human source to spy on the Trump campaign by posing as someone looking for a job.