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FBI’s smoking gun: Redactions protected political embarrassment, not ‘national security’, by John Solomon

Try to contain your shock, but some of those redactions in documents the FBI and DOJ dribble out to congressional committees are to prevent embarrassment!  Who knew? Next thing you know they’ll be telling us that some people in those agencies don’t like Trump! From John Solomon at thehill.com:

To declassify or not to declassify? That is the question, when it comes to the FBI’s original evidence in the Russia collusion case.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI have tried to thwart President Trump on releasing the evidence, suggesting it will harm national security, make allies less willing to cooperate, or even leave him vulnerable to accusations that he is trying to obstruct the end of the Russia probe.

Before you judge the DOJ’s and FBI’s arguments — which are similar to those offered to stop the release of information in other major episodes of American history, from the Bay of Pigs to 9/11 — consider Footnote 43 on Page 57 of Chapter 3 of the House Intelligence Committee’s report earlier this year on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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