Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) wants President Donald Trump to declassify the applications to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page.
“I’m asking President Trump to declassify the entire record so that Attorney General Barr and FBI Director Wray can release it to the American people. If the FBI wants to continue the employment of rogue, politically-motivated agents, then let the public read the entire record.”
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications as part of his investigation of how the FBI used FISA to surveil Page, but the applications were partially redacted.
Heavily redacted versions were released last year.
Horowitz found that FBI officials made 17 “significant errors or omissions” in applying to the court to spy on Page and a number of other errors under Woods Procedures, or internal guidelines on how to apply for FISA approval.
“Agree completely,” Horowitz replied. “There’s got to be a change in the culture, also.”
“Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions,” Trump said at the time.
“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,” the president said. “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.”