Elder Patriot – Fresh off the release of the special counsel’s report, President Trump a break to phone into Fox News’ Sean Hannity, last night:
Hannity: “Do you have plans to release those FISA applications, Gang of Eight information, the 302s of Bruce Ohr and others, and the five buckets that John Solomon and Sara Carter — as they call them?”
President Trump then delivered the words his supporters have been yearning for: “I do. I have plans to declassify and release. 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.”
The president then explained his willingness to endure unrelenting punishment over the last two years in order to gain maximum benefit from the timing surrounding the release:
“Frankly, thought it would be better if we held it to the end. But at the right time, we will be absolutely releasing.”
According to John Solomon one of the email chains is the “most damning evidence to date of potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).” It proves the FBI knew that there were “intelligence community concerns about the reliability of the dossier used to support” the FISA applications.