Political Editors / Sep. 18, 2018

Trump Orders Page FISA Warrant Declassified

Questions over how much the FBI leaned on the anti-Trump dossier will soon be answered.

One of the most significant pieces to the Trump/Russia collusion narrative was Donald Trump’s one-time campaign adviser Carter Page and his connection to Russia. As the story progressed, it was eventually learned that in October 2016 the FBI had procured a FISA warrant to secretly surveil Page. It later came to light that the FBI used the dubious, unverified, Hillary Clinton-funded dossier, compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele, as primary evidence for obtaining the FISA warrant. None of this is new news.

What has been long questioned by congressional Republicans is to what degree the FBI rested its case for the FISA warrant on the infamous dossier. Well, it appears the answer to that question may be coming soon. On Monday, Trump ordered the declassification of the FISA warrants granted to surveil Page, as well as key communications between other major players. The White House announcement read:

At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 17 application to the FISA court in the matter of Cater W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) 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.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), who has been one of the leading lawmakers calling for the release of the FISA applications, praised Trump’s actions, stating, “Transparency wins. This is absolutely the right call from @POTUS. It’s time to get the full truth on the table so the American people can decide for themselves on what happened at the highest levels of the FBI and Justice Department.”

Slowly but surely, more and more pieces behind the deep-state plot are being exposed to the light of day.

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