Sometimes blunt instruments are the appropriate ones.
DoJ, while the ink was still drying on its promise of transparency and cooperation with Congress regarding the House’s Intelligence Committee investigations, welched on that promise. Regarding the electronic communication—memo—that launched the counterintelligence investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia,
Chairman Devin Nunes (R, CA) received an official response from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd.
Upon inspection, however, [the response] looks more like an effort to distract attention from Mr Boyd’s refusal even to mention Mr Nunes’ main request of FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
That main request was for a clean, unredacted copy of the document. Instead, the key data in the doc, the data central to the Intel Committee’s investigation, were carefully redacted. The excuse? The data would give up the name of the nation whose intel service is cooperating with us. Never mind that the New York Times already has published Australia as the source for the Papadopoulos claims and that ex-CIA Director John Brennan already has bragged about Great Britain’s relationship with the FBI.
Enough stonewalling. President Donald Trump needs formally and explicitly to declassify the memo and order the FBI to release it.
Sure, he’ll take heat from the Progressive-Democrats and the Left generally. What else is new?