The political response was swift and divided on the President's order to divulge various documents related to the Russian government's investigation, including the pages of the FISA motion to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Bruce Ohr, a Justice Department attorney, and the unedited text messages from former FBI director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI agent Peter Strzok, former FBI attorney Lisa Page, and Ohr.
Carter Page, whose surveillance is the focus of FISA's June 2017 application, praised the Trump government's decision, saying that "Americans deserve the truth about the criminal acts that undermine President Trump and our democratic processes." Page added, "There is still a long way to go, but these preparatory steps are an important step towards restoring the rule of law in this great country."
He later told Sean Hannity of Fox News that, despite the declassification, his biggest concern is "all the damage that this has done to our US government … the mockery she made of the constitution, all the wrongdoing that different officials from the Ministry of Justice, the FBI and the DNC were made. "
While it is unclear what exactly is revealed in the documents, Republicans who have called on the president to downgrade the material position, it will be apparent that the unexamined dossier of former British spy Christopher Steele plays an excessive role in the approval process The supervisor played warrants from Trump campaign staff. Representative Steve King said in Fox News Tuesday: "What is being said is that there was no basis for these FISA warrants to have the important information kept by the court, it will have a disproportionate impact on the dossier An anti-terrorist tool spying out a presidential campaign unlike any other in our history. "The President took note of the congressman's TV hit and tweeted," Things were really bad, but now they're being exposed. Big stuff! "
High-ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, California, described Trump's actions as "clear abuse of power" and accused him of "intervening in an ongoing law enforcement investigation by ordering the selective release of materials" believes they are helpful to his defense team and think that they will advance a false narrative. "He said, Mr. Trump cares" nothing about the country and all about his petty self-interest. "
Meanwhile, senior members of Justice and Representation Committee representatives Elijah Cummings and Jerrold Nadler wrote the president's actions as a "direct and desperate response" to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who promised to close Robert Mueller's investigation a plea deal.
"Given that the walls have clearly come to him, President Trump is whipping up this secretive and irresponsible publication of secret information in a desperate attempt to distract from his seven guilty pleasures and growing evidence of several criminal activities among his closest advisers." the congressmen said in a statement.
Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, praised the president, saying he supported Republican efforts to downgrade the FISA arrest warrants. "It is becoming increasingly clear that the Obama administration has politicized the DOJ / FBI and not the Trump administration," he tweeted Monday.
House majority whip Rep. Steve Scalise echo Graham's praiseand said that Mr. Trump "made the right call," adding that "the Americans deserve the truth about these monstrous actions of government officials."
The chairman of the Freedom Caucus Chair, Mark Meadows, added that the president's action is "gaining transparency".
"It's time to bring the full truth to the table so that the American people can decide for themselves what has happened at the highest levels of their bureau of justice and the Ministry of Justice," Meadows tweeted.
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