GET READY: More Spygate Docs Will Be Declassified Soon, Says DNI John Ratcliffe
irector of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe is coordinating with U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is leading the investigation into the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign, and more documents related to the investigation are expected to be declassified soon.
Ratcliffe gave an update on how his office is assisting Durham’s investigation on Sunday during an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business.
“We’ve actually, for several months, been coordinating with his team of folks to make sure that he has access to all of the intelligence community documents that he needs,” Ratcliffe told Bartiromo. “He’s looking at the same, some of the same documents that I am, and so our work is running on parallel paths. Now, his is a criminal investigation, and he’s not sharing his findings or the work that he’s doing, but I’m coordinating with him to make sure that he has the intelligence documents that he needs to do his work, and what I don’t want to do is declassify something that might prejudice his work, so we’re going to have to coordinate as we go forward with the completion of his work with my ability to declassify documents, and so we’ve communicated along those lines.”
Durham’s investigation got its first guilty plea earlier this month when former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith admitted to altering evidence that the FBI used to get a FISA warrant extension to continue Operation Crossfire Hurricane. Despite the guilty plea, some have been frustruted with the pace of the investigation and are worried that we won’t get a complete picture of Spygate and the actions of those involved before the election, particularly because of Joe Biden’s alleged direct involvement in the operation.
Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, told Bartiromo earlier this month that he agrees that both Barack Obama and Joe Biden knew about the spying on Trump’s campaign.
BY MATT MARGOLIS