President Donald Trump was in an on-the-offense mood Wednesday night when he sat down for an interview with Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity. Having been exonerated of collusion by special counsel Robert Mueller and having put the threat of an obstruction charge behind him, Trump told Hannity that he would now do whatever was in his power to expose the truth about the origins of the Russia probe.
Including, he said, releasing the documents the FBI used to obtain their FISA warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
“I have plans to declassify and release,” he said. “I have plans to absolutely release. I have some very talented people working for me, lawyers, and they really didn’t want me to do it early on. A lot of people wanted me to do it a long time ago. I’m glad I didn’t do it. We got a great result without having to do it, but we will. One of the reasons that my lawyers didn’t want me to do it, is they said, if I do it, they’ll call it a form of obstruction.”
Trump’s patience paid off. Though Robert Mueller concluded that Trump was neither exonerated nor “not exonerated” of the obstruction issue, Attorney General William Barr decided that because there was no underlying crime, a prosecution on the grounds of obstruction would not be logical. Particularly since the bulk of the obstruction evidence, as far as we know, goes towards Trump’s firing of James Comey and (possibly) Jeff Sessions. Both firings, of course, are well within the executive powers of the president as outlined by the Constitution.
By avoiding the prospect of poking the hornet’s nest with the release of the FISA documents, President Trump has set himself on a free and clear path to now aggressively pursue the hoaxsters and partisans who launched this investigation in the first place.
“When I said there could be somebody spying on my campaign, it went wild out there,” Trump said. “They couldn’t believe I could say such a thing. As it turned out, that was small potatoes compared to what went on. Millions and millions [spent] on the phony dossier, and then they used the dossier to start things. It was a fraud, paid for by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.
“If you wrote this as a novel, nobody would buy it; it would be a failure, because it would be too unbelievable,” Trump continued. “We’re getting to the bottom of it. This can never, ever happen to a president again. That was a disgrace and an embarrassment to our country. Hopefully they won’t get away with it.”
The media and the Democrats will do everything in their power to keep hiding the truth from the American people. They tried their best to protect the Justice Department from Republicans’ demands for transparency. They will stick to that plan now, although their protests will be hampered somewhat by the fact that they’re simultaneously calling on Barr to release the full Mueller report and “all underlying evidence.”
They only seem to want transparency when it suits their narrative.