What Russia declassification looks like when bureaucrats get involved: a big black blob

One day after promise of no redactions, DOJ and NSC turn over a mostly blacked-out memo from Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

Heavily redacted memo from Russia probe released a day after President Trump ordered agencies to give full transparency. John Solomon

By John Solomon | Updated: October 7, 2020 – 11:33pm

Back in 2019 and again this week, President Trump explicitly ordered federal agencies under his authority to declassify all documents from the discredited Russia collusion probe. “No redactions!” he demanded Tuesday night.

One day after that latest order, Trump’s Justice Department released under the Freedom of Information Act a National Security Council email written by an analyst named Eric A. Ciaramella that was referenced in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report. The memo was declassified back in March. But it isn’t really disclosed.

All but these three words of what Ciaramella wrote NSC strategic communications aide William R. Kelly on May 10, 2017 were blacked out: “Here you go:”

NSC, FBI and DOJ officials cited a variety excuses — including a potential claim of executive privilege — for why they couldn’t release the contents. Remarkably, the version released Wednesday contains even less information than what Mueller’s report provided about the email’s contents a year ago. Fifteen of the redactions were requested by the NSC and two by the FBI.

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