People on the left are freaking out over the prospect of Trump declassifying documents related to the Russia Investigation. Now we think we know what they’re panicking over. It’s going to embarrass some high ranking people.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Trey Gowdy: No game changers in Trump’s declassified docs, but John Brennan will be very embarrassed
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., tamped down expectations Thursday for the Russia-related documents President Trump selected this week for declassification.
In an interview with Fox News, Gowdy dismissed Democrats’ concerns about the national security risks of declassification of sensitive information while also declaring that what the documents entail won’t be the bombshell some Republicans are playing them up to be.
“I don’t think it’s going to change anyone’s mind, but I’ve seen nothing in it that is going to jeopardize the national security interest of this country,” Gowdy said.
Despite downplaying the documents, Gowdy conceded that he thinks there is one document related to George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians, people will find interesting, though he did not elaborate. It was his boasting to an Australian diplomat in a London bar in May 2016 that the Russian government had dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that triggered the federal Russia investigation…
“Some of it is embarrassing for the Department of Justice; some of it is embarrassing for the FBI. Embarrassment is not the reason to classify something,” he said. “A lot of it should be embarrassing to John Brennan and may be there in lies why he is so adamant that this information not be released.”
Remember when people on the left thought transparency was a good thing?