Executive Intelligence Review


Congressional Democratic Leaders Demand Coats, Rosenstein, Wray Refuse Trump’s Direct Order

Sept. 19, 2018 (EIRNS)—The four aging whiz kids who head the House and Senate Democrats have issued a public letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding that they disobey the direct order from the Commander in Chief to declassify the documents used by Comey and Mueller to concoct the fake Russiagate operation to oust President Trump.

Minority leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, and House and Senate ranking Intelligence Committee members Adam Schiff and Mark Warner, write that they feel “profound alarm” at Trump’s order, that he is “interfering in an ongoing law enforcement investigation that may implicate the President himself,” in a “brazen abuse of power.” If they do follow the direct order, these members of Congress claim, they will violate Justice Department policies and the “assurances you have provided to us.” They assert that these three officials—whom they apparently believe they can convince to reject the Constitution, which allows the President to do what he did—had given them “verbal assurance” that “DOJ and FBI would not provide the White House or any of the President’s attorneys with access to sensitive information,” which they had received as privileged Members of Congress.

They are particularly concerned that the DOJ had announced that they had begun the review process to meet the order, “in conjunction with the White House Counsel.” This, they assert, is “highly improper and profoundly troubling,” again asserting that the President should “not be given access to any sensitive law enforcement or national security information” related to the witch hunt.

They have reason to be concerned—the documents to be declassified could well land their favorite former intelligence officials in jail, and their own chances of returning to the Congress may decline dramatically, if they are not themselves shown to have participated in the criminal acts to overthrow the President on behalf of a foreign power.