Editor’s Note: We don’t believe RT’s headline is entirely accurate. It’s apparent that President Trump is allowing the Inspector General time to review the documents to prevent legitimate, undercover operations from being compromised. The same process occurred last year during the declassification of the JFK documents.

President Donald Trump has walked back on his plan to declassify documents related the the FBI’s surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, and has asked the Department of Justice to review the documents first.

Trump said on Friday that he met with the Department of Justice, who felt that releasing the documents could have a perceived negative impact on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing ‘Russiagate’ probe, and has received calls from allies asking that the documents not be released, due to their sensitive intelligence content.


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