This is important. You have to bear it in mind when listening to Trump's rhetoric. As I've said, I have no particular problem with political rhetoric, but you do need to recognize it:
#DeclassifyEverything NEW: Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows Court Declaration in FOIA lawsuits clarifies declassification.
“The President indicated to me that his statements on Twitter (Oct 6) ... do not require the declassification or release of any particular documents including ... interviews prepared by FBI in connection with the (Special Counsel) ... the President's statements related to the authorization he had provided the AG to declassify documents as part of his ongoing review of intelligence activities relating to the 2016 President election..”
This is a clear acknowledgment by President Trump that he recognizes the importance of the ongoing Barr/Durham investigation--that documents that date after the election cannot be readily declassified ... yet. Nor does Trump want those documents declassified--that's the clear implication of the tweet from Mark Meadows. How many times have we heard bloggers complaining, for example, that the Mueller "scope memos" hadn't been declassified? All of that came after the election and Trump is now saying that the "authorization" he gave to Barr doesn't even pertain to those matters. Some "authorization," right? Nothing is as simple as we'd like it to be.
So, taken within that context, when Trump proclaims that "we" have all the evidence "we" need and could somebody--hint, hint--please indict someone, what he's saying is that he'd like to see James Comey and some few others indicted. I certainly also want to see Comey indicted. However, I also want to see the entire Russia Hoax--including and even especially what came after the election--exposed. It really is sprawling, and we really do need the full picture.
I write this just to keep a proper perspective on things. I still want Barr to speak up about the Biden Crime Family. That's a different issue and can be done without revealing any sensitive investigative details. Confirming an ongoing investigation would be sufficient, confirming that it relates to matters that have recently become public knowledge. It was probably an error in judgment to let it go this long.
interviews prepared by FBI in connection with the (Special Counsel)...the President's statements related to the authorization he had provided the AG to declassify documents as part of his ongoing review of intelligence activities relating to the 2016 President election..”@CBSNews— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) October 20, 2020