diGenova: The reason Barr was given declassification authority was because Coats was in the way--as was Chris Wray, the FBI Director. They were fighting tooth and nail--phony coverups, allegedly to protect sources and methods, when Chris Wray was simply trying to protect the FBI from just HUGELY embarrassing details that are gonna come out now. By the way, the declassification process will start this week. There are going to be documents released, I think by Wednesday. The Attorney General, as I understand it, is in the process of getting those ready to come out. There are gonna be some of the Devin Nunes documents that he requested and then a series of other releases will come after that, because Durham is progressing VERY, very quickly in his criminal investigation. This is not a "review," quote unquote, of what went on. This is a criminal investigation of senior DoJ and FBI officials from the Obama administration and Intelligence Community people--including John Brennan. This is a Federal Grand Jury. This is not a review, this is not an IG audit, this is not some Congressional Research Service look at history. This is a criminal investigation of a bunch of people who tried to seditiously overthrow the President of the United States. So, the stuff is gonna start coming out this week.
One thing I'd like to point out--diGenova, a very highly regarded and experienced lawyer and former US Attorney for DC, used the word "seditiously." Coming from someone of his background I would expect that to be a direct reference to the Smith Act. As I've said before, in the United States prosecutions under the Smith Act require incitement to physical violence--check out the link to Wikipedia and read up on the case law.
On the other hand, it's possible that he was using, for emphasis, the general meaning of the word. Here's how Wikipedia defines it:
Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent towards, or resistance against established authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws.
The last successful sedition prosecution in the US was against the "Blind Sheikh", in 1995, and before that in 1981 against the FALN.
I'd be interested in a serious case being made in this regard. I can see an argument for sedition in some of the "resistance" speech directed toward ICE and encouraging violence by Antifa. Perhaps diGenova has in mind some specific words by Brennan and others.
Here's a link to his interview:
BTW, I was amused reading Wikipedia's article on diGenova, in which he's described as being "known for promoting conspiracy theories about the Department of Justice and the FBI." Those "far-out conspiracy theories"? diGenova believes that "the FBI and DoJ tried to frame the president." Far out!