Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
A couple of Fox News interviews Sunday and Monday morning serve to emphasize how important it is for President Donald Trump to declassify documents thus far withheld by the Mueller Investigation and the FBI under its “sources and methods” catch-all used to hide up embarrassing evidence from the public. The evidence discussed in these clips is transcripts of tapes made of FBI/CIA efforts to entrap Trump campaign operative George Papadopoulous in 2016.
The first clip is of Trey Gowdy being interviewed Sunday morning by Maria Bartiromo.
Here are some of Gowdy’s key comments:
“If the bureau is going to send an informant in it’s going to be wired and if the bureau is monitoring telephone calls there’s a transcript of that. And some of us have been fortunate enough to know whether or not those transcripts exist. But they haven’t been made public.”
“I think one [transcript] in particular is going, it has the potential to actually persuade people. Very little on this Russia probe, I’m afraid, is going to persuade people who hate Trump or love Trump. But there is some information in these transcripts that I think has the potential to be a game changer, if it’s ever made public.”
“[Texas Congressman] John Ratcliffe is rightfully exercised over the obligations the government has to tell the whole truth to a court when you are speaking permission to spy or do surveillance on an American. And part of that includes the responsibility of providing exculpatory information or information that tends to show the person did not do something wrong.”
“If you have exculpatory information and you don’t share it with the court, that ain’t good. I’ve seen it, Johnny has seen it, I’d love for your viewers to see it.”
The second clip is from a Monday morning interview Congressman Mark Meadows conducted on Fox and Friends addressing the same topic. This one has closed captioning along with it, so you can read it while viewing with the sound off.
What these two interviews do is just emphasize what we already knew: That these documents and many more simply must be declassified if we are ever going to get to the truth of what happened during the months in which the Obama FBI/CIA cabal was spying on and attempting to entrap members of the Trump Campaign and Transition Team.
Meadows said he has talked with President Trump about declassifying the documents, and that the President is serious about doing it soon.
“I think the delay is over,” Meadows said. “I think the president is serious. I’ve spoken to him recently and I think declassification is right around the corner and hopefully the American people will be able to judge for themselves.”
We’ve heard that repeatedly for months now, without result. If the President really is going to declassify documents, he needs to stop talking about it and just get it done.
That is all.
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