President Donald Trump on Friday refused to allow public disclosure of a Democratic response to a contentious House Republican memo on the FBI’s Russia probe — which Trump approved for release last week.
In a letter to the House Intelligence Committee, White House counsel Don McGahn says that the president is unable to declassify the Democrats’ memo.
“Although the President is inclined to declassify the February 5th Memorandum, because the Memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages, he is unable to do so at this time,” McGahn writes.
The letter from McGahn also cites and includes a note from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray that says they had “concerns” about the Democrats’ memo related to “longstanding principles regarding the protection of intelligence sources and methods, ongoing investigations, and other similarly sensitive information.”
Trump declassified the GOP memo over the objections of Rosenstein and Wray.
McGahn’s letter said the White House would review another draft of the Democrats’ memo, should the House intelligence panel work with the Justice Department to make revisions.
In other words, Trump is scared to release the Truth.