Trump ordered the unprecedented release of classified material after a push from Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs
On September 17, President Donald Trump ordered the declassification and public release of sensitive classified documents and text messages related to the origin of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. For weeks leading up to the president’s decision, two of his informal and most-trusted cable television advisers, Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs, clamored for the release of the material. Hannity even appeared to have gotten some early notice of the move, saying just days before Trump’s decision to declassify the material, “We expect next week, we might get those unredacted FISA warrants.” Read more.
Schiff reacts to Trump order to release Russia documents In an unprecedented move, Trump ordered the FBI and DOJ to release classified information about the ongoing Russia probe. Top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, tells Lawrence that this helps Trump's own defense and the FBI needs to stand up and say no to Trump.