The documents include transcripts of phone calls that then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak had in December 2016, during the presidential transition period. Grenell said publicly last week that he was in the process of declassifying those files, after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., asked that he do so.
Fox News has learned that the declassification review of those transcripts is now complete, and it will be left up to Ratcliffe on whether to release them publicly.
Fox News has learned that Grenell also completed the declassification review of other documents related to the origins of the Russia probe — including one that a senior intelligence official told Fox News was “very significant in understanding how intelligence was manipulated to support launching the Russia investigation.”
The official could not provide further details on that newly declassified document, but said that it will also be up to Ratcliffe to decide whether to make it public.
Speaking with Tucker Carlson, FoxNews' Ed Henry focused on the documentation regarding the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA), stating that, if some of the other newly declassified documents are released, "it could get sticky for John Brennan in particular, because of some of the other info":
Another pivotal moment from January, 2017. Remember, the US Intel Community came out with that remarkable statement--an assessment [Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA)] declaring that Russian meddled in the 2016 election and, most importantly, the Intel report claimed that Russia interfered because they wanted Donald Trump to win. That, of course, followed the narrative of the now discredited Steele Dossier. Well, it turns out that Obama's CIA chief, John Brennan, also had intel saying, actually, Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to win, because she was a known quantity, she had been Secretary of State, and Vladimir Putin's team thought she was more malleable--while candidate Donald Trump was more unpredictable. Fred Fleitz should get credit for this. He's a former Chief of Staff at the National Security Council under President Trump. He's written a story at FoxNews.com that Brennan suppressed some of the intel that suggested Russia wanted Clinton to win. I separately have an intelligence source tonight who confirms that information is one of the four or five other batches of intel that Grenell is declassifying. That basically John Brennan, a CIA chief, held back--so there's some intel saying Putin wants Trump to win; there's other intel that may have been more serious suggesting that Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to win. Rather than balancing all that out in the assessment, they put out there in that assessment, and set the narrative, that Russia wanted Trump to win. This could be a bombshell. People on the inside are telling me, "Look, there are a lot of critics out there saying, 'This is hype, there's nothing here,'". They say, "Wait. There's a whole lot more coming."
Setting the narrative. That was the underpinning for the Mueller Witchhunt and the fake impeachment. So important.