Napolitano — Just Because Something Has Been Declassified Doesn’t Mean You’ll See It

On Monday, Pres. Trump decided to declassify several key documents related to the FBI’s probe of Russian actions during the 2016 presidential election.

This would include a FISA application for a renewed surveillance warrant against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, and text messages from disgraced FBI figures Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.

Source: Washington Examiner

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano warned that some of the documents President Trump decided on Monday to have declassified may not be seen by the public.

“Just because something is no longer classified doesn’t mean it’s public,” Napolitano said on air. He listed some examples of information that might preclude the American people from viewing it, including if it was “presented to a grand jury, if it shows the government’s impressions of how to approach a criminal case, if it’s about an ongoing criminal investigation that’s still going on, if it would reveal the identity or methods involvement of confidential sources.”

In a statement Monday evening, the Justice Department suggested that the declassification effort, which will involve multiple agencies, will take some time.

“When the President issues such an order, it triggers a declassification review process that is conducted by various agencies within the intelligence community, in conjunction with the White House Counsel, to seek to ensure the safety of America’s national security interests. The Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are already working with the Director of National Intelligence to comply with the President’s order,” a DOJ spokeperson said.

This is a good move for the American people so that we can find out why the FBI leadership turned on the American voters during the 2016 presidential election. We the people hire these folks with full trust that they provide law enforcement and not become lawbreakers using their tremendous power against those that employ them!

Bottom line, we might not find out anything we didn’t already know but Pres. Trump has put the fear of God in the agencies that he’s willing to do this if he needs to. This is called getting respect.

Hey Pres. Trump, while you’re at it, ask the DOJ to open up an investigation into Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her employment of a Chinese spy for 20 years.

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