President Trump: “Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election. The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions.”
This seems good. It tells one and all that the President has full confidence in Barr and that Barr is fully in charge of the investigations.
UPDATE 1: Just watched Sara Carter discussing impact of the coming declass. She made a major point that, while attention is focused on the exculpatory evidence that the FBI withheld from the FISA court, she is expecting very major revelations regarding Samantha Power's unmaskings. Sara pointed, by way of comparison, that when John Bolton was the Ambassador to the UN he unmasked 3 persons. In 2016 alone Power unmasked 300. Sara also stated that the name will be the names of very important persons. This is hitting close to the Obama inner circle.
UPDATE 2: Thomas Lifson makes several additional points related directly to the declass process:
I strongly suspect that AG Barr and his staff will be working through the holiday, as will those commanded in the presidential memorandum (see below) to “promptly provide” the assistance and information Barr will demand.
... Barr almost certainly has seen or will see the IG Report before it is released. He can declassify information that the IG Report needs to reveal, even before the report is released.
[Trump has put] Barr fully in charge, as the language “shall promptly provide…” requires their cooperation and information. Barr, not the DNI, is in charge.
Clearly, Trump and Barr have an understanding of where this going. And it is going very far.