Republican Representative Mark Meadows announced on Monday that important documents in relation to the origins of the Russia investigation will be released in the near future.
While on Fox News, Meadows responded to Trey Gowdy’s previous comments on how the FBI may have withheld very important information from the FISA court so they could obtain the warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.
“[Gowdy] has seen documents that actually I have not seen,” Meadows stated. “But we have come to the same conclusion and that is, indeed, George Papadopoulos was actually taped and recorded.” He also added that the documents if released, would expose exculpatory information on whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.
“I think the delay is over,” Meadows continued. “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.”
Meadows also announced that he spoke with Papadopoulos about how President Trump may declassifiy the records. “The American people will be astonished to see not only was it going on and the president was right, he was actually taped and recorded but other than that, he was not colluding with the Russians and they knew this very early on. So that could be the game changer that [Gowdy] was referring to.”
Last week on Fox News, Trey Gowdy dropped a bomb on live TV and told congressional investigators to look into Comey’s and Brennan’s emails in December of 2016.
“So whoever’s investigating this, tell them to look for emails between Brennan and Comey in December 2016,” Gowdy said to Sean Hannity of Fox News, referring to unhinged former CIA Director John Brennan and fired FBI Director James Comey.
Although Gowdy did not say exactly what was in these emails, the fact that he is coming forward and mentioning them speaks volumes. Gowdy also mentioned that the FBI say the author of the infamous Russia dossier, Christopher Steele, as an unreliable source.
“I think you’ll be surprised at whether or not they viewed Steele as being credible,” Gowdy also noted.
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
Republicans have sought a slew of internal FBI documents related to Steele and the dossier. They’ve called on President Donald Trump to declassify portions of the fourth and final surveillance warrant against Page, as well as FBI interview notes with Bruce Ohr, the Justice Department official who served as Steele’s handler.
The FBI also prepared what’s called a Human Source Validation Report for Steele in November 2016, weeks after the FBI obtained its first spy warrant against Page.
The Justice Department’s inspector general is reportedly investigating whether Steele was a reliable source.
Gowdy went on to explain how the FBI held back important information in the FISA application used to spy on the Trump campaign.
“I can tell you it is even worse than what you described. It is what you described, in addition to the withholding of exculpatory information,” he said.
“They made no effort to corroborate the dossier until after it had been used in the application and a renewal. No effort. It’s not that they failed, it’s that they made no effort to do it.”
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