Donald Trump released a two-part tweet on Friday, September 21, which confirmed that he has been discussing with key US allies the release of unredacted versions of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court application filed in June 2017 to renew a permit for the US intelligence community to spy on individuals associated with the Trump administration and his 2016 Presidential campaign. The tweet followed Q posts from September 19 which described panic among key US allies related to the release of the unredacted FISA application.
Trump’s admission follows his Presidential Directive issued on September 17 instructing the Justice Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to declassify and release approximately 20 pages of the FISA Court application without redactions. Previously, the application was released in a heavily redacted form ostensibly to protect national security.
However, it quickly emerged that the redactions had nothing to do with national…
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