White House still hiding Russia documents it said Trump declassified

When former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a press statement in September 2018 saying that Donald Trump had ordered the declassification of certain documents relating to the Russia probe, she apparently lied. Surprise!

Despite Sanders’ claims to the contrary, Justice Department lawyers convinced a federal judge Tuesday that they couldn’t make those documents available in a lawsuit brought by media outlets because they had never actually been declassified, according to TPM.

The Justice Department and media outlets have been locked in an ongoing dispute over the documents, which pertain to unredacted versions of the department’s FISA applications to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. A top DOJ official finally submitted a declaration in the dispute claiming that the department never got that declassification order from the White House.

“DOJ’s declaration now makes clear that the Press Release was not a declassification order,” Judge Amit Mehta explained in an opinion denying the media outlets access to the unredacted documents. In other words, Sorry, Sanders lied, no documents for you.

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Mary
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This is the time for Biden to make his taxes for the last 20 years public. Say out loud, look for any dirt in my income associated with Ukraine, I laid my finances bare for the world to see. Now, Donald, let’s look at the last 20 years of your taxes. Its been 4 long years, don’t tell us you couldn’t have gotten them ready by now. A refusal to provide transparency is as good as an admission of criminality. Oh, and don’t promise to provide them later, that dog won’t hunt. Don’t provide them October 1, drop out of… Read more »
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He doesn’t have to release his taxes. He is an organized crime boss working on sedition….