Nine months after the Department of Justice and the no less than three Congressional Committees launched probes into the alleged Russian meddling in the US election on President Trump’s behalf, an increasingly frustrated POTUS is pushing back, by helping Congressional Republicans’ efforts to look into the latest revelations on Hillary Clinton’s Russia ties.
Just a couple of days ago, the POTUS ordered the DOJ to remove the gag-order on an FBI undercover agent, which is now free to testify before Congress about the Uranium One scandal, which is owned by Barack Obama and his administration (Hillary Clinton, Robert Mueller, Rosenstein, Comey included).
And on Friday, as per a CNN report, President Trump told the State Department that he wants the stonewalling of information with regard to Hillary Clinton’s emails to stop and the intel to become available to the public as soon as possible.
As per a Monday report via Judicial Watch, Tillerson’s State Department has in possession about 76,000 Clinton documents which are not set to be released until 2020, of which 32,000 were already processed. The same State Department sits on 2,800 documents pertaining to Huma Abedin, recovered from Anthony Weiner’s laptop. And most probably, there’s a lot of classified intel among these docs. To quote from the CNN piece:
President Donald Trump has made it clear to the State Department that he wants to accelerate the release of any remaining Hillary Clinton emails in its possession as soon as possible, according to three sources familiar with the President’s thinking.
The sources described the President’s interest in the release of the emails — and the testimony of the FBI informant — as rooted in a commitment to “transparency,” with one source adding that “the law requires cooperation with Congress and the courts.”
And keep in mind that the State Dept. still sits on more than 40,000 pages of records that are up for review for potential release, which may include emails sent by Hillary as Obama’s secretary of state.