Graham Asks Barr to Declassify Trove of Documents From Trump-Russia Investigation

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) requested that Attorney General William Barr make public a trove of documents relating to the probe into President Donald Trump‘s 2016 presidential campaign.

In a letter penned Thursday and released on Tuesday, Graham — a staunch senatorial ally of the president — called on the attorney general to declassify and release “certain documents” related to the investigation, saying that they would be integral for Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s presentation of his probe’s results to the public.

“In order for the Inspector General to be able to present the most complete results of his investigation to Congress and the American people, certain documents will need to be declassified and released to the public,” wrote Graham.

The Senate Judiciary chairman outlined the content from nine areas that he wanted to see made public, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants for former Trump campaign aide Carter Page and others from the campaign and documents having to do with defensive briefings that both the president’s and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s campaigns received in 2016.

He then called on the attorney general to “declassify” every document that Horowitz deems “appropriate” without compromising national security.

“I write to urge you to declassify all documents the Inspector General identifies as appropriate for declassification as much as possible, without harming national security,” the South Carolina senator wrote.

Earlier this year, President Trump gave Barr the authority to declassify documents he deems necessary as they relate to the review of the events leading up to the investigation into the president’s campaign, as IJR News previously reported.

As IJR News also noted, the Department of Justice declined to charge former FBI Director James Comey for leaking information to the press through a friend after Horowitz’s investigation into the matter found that he had.

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Time for the indictments, hand cuffs and stripped pajamas starting with Obama and working up to the bottom of the swamp!

Bob
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I believe that ALL of the information should be revealed to the people and that those who have committed crimes should be stripped of any and all retirement and benefits and sent to prison. For those demonrats/communists that have committed treason and sedition, they need to pay the price for it. It is my belief that they need to be put before a military firing squad and buried in an unmarked grave just as hitler was. After all, they are of the same mold. Remember that this is the party of slavery, racism, hate, lies, deception, propaganda, kkk, violence, infanticide… Read more »

James
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What is with all this transparency stuff? Isn’t the Trump Administration supposed to carry on with #44’s secret society of corruption, lies, greed and bowing to our enemies? NOW, we have an open Government where nothing is deliberately kept hidden?

Screwtape
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Why not? We the people paid for ALL of it. The investigation, the players, etc.

It’s a shame that there aren’t crimes like treason and sedition that can be applied. (or can they?) Abuse of power and betraying the public trust are, sadly, not statutory crimes.

BUT let’s strip all benefits, pensions, etc. from those involved. Let them live in disgrace and scrape by on whatever CNN/MSNBC will pay them as consultants.

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