Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!):
“President Donald Trump moved on Monday to immediately release a tranche of former FBI Director James Comey’s text messages and declassify 20 pages of a surveillance application that targeted former campaign adviser Carter Page, Trump’s latest offensive against a Russia investigation that has ensnared associates and has consumed his attention for much of his presidency. …
“Trump demanded that the FBI produce 20 pages of the surveillance application — which Republicans on Capitol Hill have suggested would help show anti-Trump bias at the highest levels of the FBI. Trump also called for the release of senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s notes related to the Russia probe.”
As we know, weirdo blabbermouth Carter Page is what really triggered off the entire Little Kremlin-on-the-Potomac investigation, and as things are not going so well in installing (allegedly) sex fiend Brett Kavanaugh to the SCOTUS, The Russian Usurper is creating a new distraction for his base and probably at the urging of Fox News.
But if you want the statement that makes Eiron, the Goddess of Irony, giggle and lift a cheek, we got it for you:
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Trump’s decision in a written statement, saying the president had directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Justice Department to declassify the documents “at the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency.”
Anyway, like Pavlov’s dog, the press will be completely distracted. They fall for this stunt every time.