Richard Grenell has declassified a new batch of Russia probe documents on his way out as acting director of national intelligence, leaving the decision on whether to make those files public up to newly sworn-in Director John Ratcliffe.
H/T: Fox News
From the article:
The documents include transcripts of phone calls that then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak had in December 2016, during the presidential transition period. Grenell said publicly last week that he was in the process of declassifying those files, after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., asked that he do so.
Fox News has learned that the declassification review of those transcripts is now complete, and it will be left up to Ratcliffe on whether to release them publicly.
Fox News has learned that Grenell also completed the declassification review of other documents related to the origins of the Russia probe — including one that a senior intelligence official told Fox News was “very significant in understanding how intelligence was manipulated to support launching the Russia investigation.”
NEW: @RichardGrenell's 3-month run as acting DNI ends today after John Ratcliffe is sworn in as permanent DNI at the White House — here's a comprehensive list of everything Grenell accomplished in the positionhttps://t.co/HRMVNL16Gp— Christian Datoc (@TocRadio) May 26, 2020
Ratcliffe sworn in as next director of National Intelligence, following Grenell’s declassifying act | Just The News https://t.co/eNbAMj76aq— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) May 26, 2020
Ric Grenell Declassifies Wiretapped Flynn-Kislyak Transcripts, and “Other Russia Probe Origination Documents” – Leaves Release Option for Incoming DNI Ratcliffe… https://t.co/yiR32heN0a— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) May 26, 2020
Ric Grenell Hits Senator Mark Warner With Sunlight Hammer as He Exits Role as DNI…. https://t.co/oOjKhkA5z2— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) May 26, 2020
Grenell Takes Dem Senator Mark Warner to the Woodshed in Response to Complaints About Declassification of List of Flynn Unmaskers @RichardGrenell @CristinaLaila1 https://t.co/1bRqxnXb89 via @gatewaypundit— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) May 26, 2020
If Trump fires Wray and appoints Richard Grenell as the Acting FBI Director--Democrats could do nothing to stop him from burning it all down for a few months. He just did it as Acting DNI.— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) May 25, 2020
Why not an encore?