White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Trump's decision in a written statement, saying the president had directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Justice Department to declassify the documents "at the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency". Ohr's wife, Nellie, was employed by Fusion GPS at the time.
President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russian Federation investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that "really bad things" at the FBI are exposed. "Let's bring the full truth to light, while protecting sources and methods, and allow the American people to judge for themselves".
In this case, the materials may shed new insight into why federal agents suspected the aide, Carter Page, of being the agent of a foreign power.
The Justice Department says it's begun complying with the order, though it's not clear when the documents might be released. The supporting documents are expected to show that a significant amount of "exculpatory evidence" was withheld from the secret court in the bureau's effort to obtain the FISA. He was in the 9th Congressional District in Bladen County and said "looking at the homes underwater and seeing the devastation is really heartbreaking".
"I wrote this book because the president's attacks on me symbolize his destructive effect on the country as a whole", McCabe said in a statement through his publisher, St. Martin's, The Hill reported. There's no clear timeline on the release of the documents.
We look forward to the transparency...
Dazzling Duchess - Inside Meghan’s first few months as a royal
This is the end of your normal life, the end of your privacy - everything'. "This is a happy time for us". Thomas and Samantha aren't the only ones to have raised their issues with Meghan in a public forum.
Andrew McCabe, who was sacked from his job as FBI deputy director after becoming a frequent target of President Trump's criticism, is publishing a book in December about his work at the bureau.
McCabe is one of the president's favorite punching bags on Twitter, along with Comey, Sessions and other Justice officials, accusing them of conspiring against him.
Trump gave his orders at the behest of some of the most conservative members of the U.S. House, who maintain that the FBI's investigation was tainted at the start due to anti-Trump bias.
"Foreign sources with information useful for USA national security may stop cooperating, or be dissuaded from cooperating in the first place, with US agencies", Paul Pillar, a former senior CIA officer now with Georgetown University, told VOA via email.
Trump also asked the Justice Department to publicly release unredacted versions of all text messages related to the Russian Federation probe of Comey, McCabe, Ohr, and FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, who were involved in both the Russian Federation investigation and the probe into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state.
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) told Fox New's Shannon Bream Monday that Pelosi is entirely wrong.