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That puckering sound you heard Thursday night was from many nervous politicos, bureaucrats, and lobbyists in the Beltway. President Trump has just given Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify any documents related to surveillance of his 2016 campaign. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released the following statement:
Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election. The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions.
For some reason, I’m thinking the media and Congressional Democrats won’t be terribly eager for these documents to be released.