[Ed. – Cool your jets, folks. This isn’t the full monty. Trump’s order apparently applies to only the fourth FISA application (from mid-2017), rather than all of them. But it also includes internal correspondence such as email and texts between the well-known principals, and seems to include Bruce Ohr interview records. It’s a slice, both narrower and more extensive than the hoped-for FISA redaction. We’ll see what it brings.]
President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the immediate declassification of redacted materials in the FBI’s 2017 application to spy on Carter Page, as well as various FBI reports of interviews related to that matter including ones conducted with DOJ official Bruce Ohr.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the decision in a statement Monday noting Trump’s decision comes “at the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency. …
In addition to his order to declassify materials involving Page and Ohr, Trump has directed the Department of Justice to publicly release “all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr,” Sanders said.