For months, Trump supporters have been tweeting, discussing and wondering why the FISA warrants — the genesis of the Russian collusion hoax — hadn’t been declassified and released to the public.
However, on Wednesday night the long anticipated wait was over. President Trump “appearing” on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program via a 45-minute phone interview announced he was going to release the FISA applications that were used to spy on his presidential campaign.
No doubt the long wait may have perhaps left some conservatives wondering, thinking there may have been a grain of truth that perhaps someone within the Trump campaign might be implicated regarding Russian interference within the 2016 Presidential campaign.
However the Mueller “witch hunt” seems to have actually become a straight forward fact-finding, (although long and expensive) report of the actual events surrounding Russian involvement, before, during and after Trump was elected President, and to the dismay of the rabid left, the President along with his entire campaign was exonerated, there was no Russian collusion.
Moreover, it would appear the President along with his lawyers had a strategy in first allowing the Mueller probe to run its course, without any claim of interference from Democrats and their crazy followers that the President was somehow interfering with the special counsel’s efforts.
Trump revealed to Hannity that his lawyers had previously advised him not to take any dramatic steps that could be considered obstruction of justice, especially concerning the FISA warrants.
“I do, I have plans to declassify and release. I have plans to absolutely release,” Trump said. “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 added: “Frankly, thought it would be better if we held it to the end. But at the right time, we will be absolutely releasing.”
The freewheeling interview touched on a variety of issues regarding the attempted soft coup, with the President finally accusing top former Obama officials within the FBI of committing “treason” singling out former FBI Director James Comey as a “terrible guy,” and then zeroing in on former CIA Director John Brennan, referencing the CNN analyst as perhaps mentally ill.
Adding, “I think Brennan’s a sick person, I really do,” Trump said. “I believe there’s something wrong with him, for him to come out of the CIA and act that way was so disrespectful to the country and to the CIA. He was not considered good at what he did. He was never a respected guy.”
The President also took aim at the current House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Democrat Adam Schiff, calling him a “criminal.”
Thus far only bits and pieces of redacted FISA documents have been released concerning how the FBI used the Christopher Steele dossier in obtaining a warrant to spy on little known campaign aid Carter Page.
However the actual written applications presented to the FISA judges outlining in detail the evidence for the warrants signed off by former Obama officials presumably within the Department of Justice and FBI, have yet to be made public, speculation that Comey and Rod Rosenstein were two of the officials who signed off on the applications, and later their renewals, however, there may be others.
Moreover, high-level sources on Wednesday have accused Brennan of being one of the individuals who pushed and planted the Steele dossier within various media outlets. Remarkably the Presidents instincts were correct in stripping Brennan of his security clearance last year.