Some of President Donald Trump’s biggest supporters in the House will ask him to declassify portions of the FBI’s application for a surveillance warrant on a former Trump campaign aide, Politico reports.
Republican Reps. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, have announced that they will call on Trump to declassify the Carter Page FISA application, notes from Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, and “other relevant documents,” according to a statement obtained by Politico’s Kyle Cheney.
The legislators plan on holding a press conference Thursday afternoon to formally make the request.
“On Thursday, Sept. 6, at 1:00 p.m., Congressman Lee Zeldin, R, NY-1) will be joined by Reps. Mark Meadows (R, NC-11), Jim Jordan (R, OH-4), Matt Gaetz (R, FL-1) and other Members of Congress to call on President Trump to declassify and release the Carter Page FISA applications (especially 20 pages in particular), all 302s of Bruce Ohr (who testified last week before the House Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary), and other relevant documents.”
Trump has previously sided with his congressional allies on the Justice Department’s withholding of sensitive documents, and in January he agreed to declassify the House GOP memo that confirmed the existence of the surveillance warrant on Page.