LOCK HER UP … Promises Made, Promises Kept?!? *fingers crossed… Soap Opera Continues…
After the news was broke on Tuesday night that the president had declassified the relevant documents, he started taking direct hits at the former Secretary of State.
The president was echoing sentiments that he made during his Middletown, Pennsylvania, rally last month.
As Trump spoke about going head-to-head with Clinton in 2016, the crowd chanted “lock her up!”
Trump smugly replied, grinning, “I agree.”
Trump confirmed the declassification on Twitter last night, writing: “I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax.
“Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!”
The president was responding to a Monday tweet from conservative journalist Paul Sperry.
Sperry’s tweet read: “When all the documents are finally declassified, and all the redactions removed from reports, the nation will see that the FBI and CIA not only knew the Russia ‘collusion’ allegations against Trump were a political dirty trick, but that they were in on the trick.”
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told Fox News on Tuesday that he had declassified former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan’s handwritten notes and a CIA memo.
He told the news outlet: “Today, at the direction of President Trump, I declassified additional documents relevant to ongoing Congressional oversight and investigative activities.”
An email scandal plagued former Secretary of State Clinton in 2016.
Ratcliffe wrote to Senator Lindsey Graham and claimed that Clinton “approved a campaign” to vilify Trump in 2016.
At the time, Clinton was a candidate for president in the 2016 race.
Per Ratcliffe, Clinton’s alleged plan was to vilify Trump by tying him to Putin “and the Russian’s hacking of the Democratic National Committee.”
The letter also addressed Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein, Mark Warner, and Adam Schiff, as well as Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Devin Nunes.
It further claimed that former President Barack Obama was briefed of Clinton’s plan by Brennan.
However, the letter was reportedly rejected by both Democrats and Republicans who reviewed it on the Senate Intelligence Committee in the aftermath of the 2016 election because it was part of a Russian intelligence assessment.
The letter stated that on September 7, 2016, officials forwarded an investigative referral to FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok about Clinton.
It apparently involved the “approval of a plan concerning U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private mail server.”
Bombshell text messages between staffers appeared to back up Trump’s claim that the “Russian hacking” briefing was being stalled so his opponents could “build a case.”
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