Conflicting Reports Over DOJ and FBI “Classification” and “Redaction Removal”…

There is nuance within the directive for declassification by President Trump.  The sets of documents are not identical in the way they are classified within the intelligence apparatus.  There are distinct differences and conflicting reports [Bloomberg Report and Washington Examiner] perhaps based on conflation and miss-identification of those differences. First, Sara Carter:


Breaking down the presidential directive to the four component parts helps  understanding the issue(s), and the likelihood for redactions within the release(s):

  • (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page;
  • (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation;
  • (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.
  • (4) publicly release of all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.

(1)pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page.”

This request is generally familiar; and the proprietary interest/ownership of the document, the June 29th, 2017 FISA renewal application, is already in the hands of DNI Dan Coats.   While DNI Coats will likely follow the process of requesting feedback from the IC community (mostly FBI and DOJ), the removal of prior redactions -and the subsequent declassification- is pretty straight forward.

(2) “all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation.”

This request is a little less straight forward; but from the sketchy DOJ and FBI perspective, also not that big an issue.  This is simply releasing the dozen FD-302 reports from FBI officials debriefing  and interviewing Bruce Ohr.  There may be some valid sources and methods that need to be redacted (ex. if Ohr mentioned a human source or intelligence asset); however, the redactions should likely be very minimal.

(3) “all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.”

This is where the corrupt FBI and DOJ begin to get twitchy.  This is a high risk declassification for the corrupt intelligence usurpers.  This section appears to be where  former CIA Director John Brennan is demanding DNI Coats and the FBI and DOJ leadership must defy the president.  It is in this request for all “reports and interviews” where the intelligence assets (ie. Stefan Halper, Joseph Mifsud, Alexander Downer) and those intelligence sources who helped frame the Crossfire Hurricane operation are located.

Here, the FBI and DOJ will likely demand HEAVY redactions because revealing names could lead to questions, subpoenas and testimony.  In this section it is likely Dan Coats would concur with redacting “sources and methods”. Redactions would be anticipated in this part of the declassification fulfillment (even if it wasn’t corrupt).

These three declassification directions are submitted to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to follow the process for declassification.  However, not #4:

Then comes the political ‘biggie’:

(4) “publicly release of all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr”.

Key words”publicly release” and “without redaction“.  Within this part of the directive the thousands of prior redactions are removed.  There’s no valid reason for any of the redactions to have been put into place originally.  Obviously someone inside the DOJ/FBI redacted those messages in an attempt to mitigate risk.  No-one knows who made the decisions; and the FBI and DOJ never answered any prior questions about their reasoning.

The instructions within this section of the directive are not targeted to DNI Dan Coats; these instructions are directly to the FBI and DOJ:

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr. (full citation)

Presumably all of these messages were created over mobile devices, transmitted via open internet, likely did not carry authorized encryption, and therefore should not contain classified information upon creation.  However, in this informal messaging and discussion there is likely high-risk to discovering additional details about the motives of the corrupt FBI investigation and their actions; hence the prior redactions.

Additionally, beyond redactions there are segments of the prior Page/Strzok messages where it appears message segments were removed entirely. Example:

  • Lisa Page: “(Trump’s) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
  • Peter Strzok: “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”

That reply from Strzok was never included in the release from the FBI. The FBI intentionally hid the Strzok reply.  The OIG only discovered it after their independent forensics noted the omission. Daily Caller [SEE HERE].

(See Page #334)

We already know the unnamed FBI officials doing the redactions were caught intentionally removing critical messages. There is no valid reason to justify any redactions or removals within this segment of the declassification directive.

Making an educated assumption here – it appears the DOJ and FBI segment with Sara Carter is likely describing this #4 section of the release.  This section is highly reliant on the FBI (Wray) and DOJ (Rosenstein), because DNI Dan Coats did not, and does not, possess the underlying text message documents; and the text messages themselves are not considered classified material.

As previously stated, the corrupt elements within the FBI and DOJ are going to fight against transparency and sunlight; they will be bolstered by corrupt democrats who are attempting to hide the prior administration malfeasance.  Their unified goal will be to delay and obstruct as long as possible. We have to wait and see what ultimately comes from this presidential directive.


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432 Responses to Conflicting Reports Over DOJ and FBI “Classification” and “Redaction Removal”…

  1. JX says:

    Brennan and the monkeys in DOJ & FBI who continue to stymie direct orders need to hang.


  2. MikeN says:

    OIG has the text messages, and can release them unredacted to the House based on a simple request now, right?


  3. DJ says:

    All these criminals are trying to do is obstruct and delay to save their worthless butts from being tried for treason and with the possible punishment of either hanging/firing squad/federal prison.
    I remember when abama’s admitted communist czar van jones said they would come from the top down and from the bottom up and inside out (what is the inside out piece?). He also added during that time that the American people would be begging them to stop. Just look at our current situation.


    • mugzey302 says:

      If we think of it in terms of Corporate America, it is the PATRIOTS and POTUS who are executing a hostile takeover of the bloated and corrupt “corporation” . The Executive Branch. We can’t allow insurrectionists to hide behind a union. We can’t allow the Senior Executive Service to hide in place, answering to an unknown cabal of power. Pray for a good result in the upcoming election ~ giving patriots more power in Congress.

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  4. Jpcarson says:

    As Dan Bogino aptly points out in his podcast today, and referring to the 4th item from the President’s demand—these FBI agents were using their department issued, non-secure phones to text one another after hours regarding “company” business. These devices are on the open waves and not through secure channels; therefore, there should be no classified-type material in their texts—and by extension, nothing that should require redactions!!! If there are, then they are committing the same Federal crime as Hillary Clinton! Oops!!! These mobile devices are not the proper agency required protocols for discussing “company”, sensitive to classified business. This is a trap put in place by President Trump which was kept secret until Monday! Absolutely beautiful !!! Pete C.

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  5. micha says:

    Trump himself should walk over to the DOJ and FBI headquarters and take the documents, copy them unredacted and then release them publicly himself. He could have his White House lawyer go through them with him to ensure nothing will be uncovered that would threaten national security, it’s not rocket science. Not a thing they could do about it or stop it.

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  6. zooamerica says:

    If the employees under President Trump’s command within the executive branch fail to provide what was demanded in the Direct Order, the president has the constitutional authority to terminate their employment en masse for Sedition.


  7. zooamerica says:

    I think the Deep State is betting on President Trump firing them.

    They’re actually right for once…but wrong too because they can’t read the room to save their souls. They’re out of touch and live in their own bubble of false reality…

    They’re right because I think that’s what President Trump is going to do.

    The Trump Ace Card – “You’re Fired!”

    Trump Nation celebrates like it’s 1999.

    Inevitable, absolutely hysterical Old Media *hitstorm ensues….

    With the highest morale and motivation, Trump Nation feels compelled to vote (R) on November 6th for a President that finally delivered on his promises.

    Good as Gold.

    FIRING ALL OF THEM en masse…for failing to obey orders.

    I can think of no other greater idea that will motivate Trump supporters to go out and vote on November 6, 2018.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. jameswlee2014 says:

    How can anything whatsoever be forbidden to the president? The president has every right to know what sources and methods were and are being used. Someone knows, right? Why are they more privileged than the president? Deliver everything unredacted as ordered or deliver your resignation.


  9. john says:

    president trump needs to go get those document load the bus with secret service if need be bring seal team six as protection walk in their offices and demand all document fire all their asses show then out the doors this will make him be voted as our great president once again clean that swamp once and for all no ones above the law no one period


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