Sean Davis is confirming, through "sources," that, yes, Gina Haspel at CIA is almost certainly the roadblock to declass that Mark Meadows had in mind:
Haspel is hoping Trump loses his re-election bid so she can run out the clock on Russiagate document declassifications, multiple intelligence community officials told The Federalist.
I get so tired of knuckleheads--and you know who you are--who blame AG Barr for these problems. Was Bill Barr responsible for Haspel being placed at the top of CIA? Chris Wray at the FBI? Dan Coats at DNI?
Davis' account makes it clear the lengths the Deep State continues to go to thwart revelation of the whole truth about the Russia Hoax coup. Note, too, that the president himself as well as "the White House" is portrayed as having been involved in all this declass business. That's as I suggested in the prior post (Trump Back, Pushing For Declass), that Barr has had to repeatedly ask for Trump to get involved because Barr alone does not possess the full authority that the president has:
“Haspel and [FBI Director Christopher] Wray both want Trump to lose, because it’s the only chance they have of keeping their jobs,” one senior intelligence official told The Federalist. “They’re banking on Biden winning and keeping them where they are.”
“Haspel has repeatedly lied to the president about the status of documents to be declassified,” one intelligence community source said. “She will claim they don’t know where they are, or which agency technically owns them, and then we’ll find out she had them the entire time and just didn’t want them to see the light of day.”
“The frustration with Haspel is reaching nuclear levels,” one official said, noting that White House and top U.S. intelligence community officials have been taken aback by the ferocity of Haspel’s refusal to release documents.