Trump Plans ‘Fresh Start’ and To Release All the Relevant Russiagate Documents
March 28, 2019 (EIRNS)—Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said yesterday that President Donald Trump met with him and other Republican Senators in the Capitol and told him, “I’ve got this behind me. It’s a fresh start. Let’s see what we can do.”
Then, in a wide-ranging phone interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity last night, President Trump announced that he plans to release all the relevant documents—the FISA Court applications, the FBI interviews known as 302s, and more. “I have plans to declassify and release. I have plans to absolutely release,” Trump said.
“I have some very talented people working for me, lawyers, and they really didn’t want me to do it early on. ... We got a great result without having to do it, but we will. ... Frankly, I thought it would be better if we held it to the end. But at the right time, we will be absolutely releasing.”
Other relevant comments:
“We must never let this happen to another President. I hope they don’t get away with it. People were hurt so badly, their lives ruined. It’s an investigation that should never have happened. There was no crime—there shouldn’t be an investigation when there is no crime.”
On former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, he said it is too bad that the statute of limitations has run out on Clapper’s blatant lying to the Congress on the National Security Agency spying on all Americans (Edward Snowden revelations had also proven Clapper’s statement to be a lie), but it was still possible to prosecute Brennan. “I think Brennan’s a sick person, I really do. I believe there’s something wrong with him, for him to come out of the CIA and act that way was so disrespectful to the country and to the CIA. He was not considered good at what he did. He was never a respected guy.”
On the FBI spying on his campaign:
“When I said there could be somebody spying on my campaign, it went wild out there. They couldn’t believe I could say such a thing. As it turned out, that was small potatoes compared to what went on. ... Millions and millions on the phony dossier, and then they used the dossier to start things.”
On investigating the crimes committed in the Russiagate investigation:
“We’ll have to see how it all started, but I’m going to leave that to other people, including the Attorney General and others ... to make that determination. Fifty years, a hundred years from now—if someone tries the same thing, they have to know the penalty will be very, very great if and when they get caught.”
On FBI agent Peter Strzok and attorney Lisa Page: “It was treason, it was really treason,” referring to their hatred and effort to oust him. “You had dirty cops, you had people who are bad FBI folks. ... At the top, they were not clean, to put it mildly.... We can never allow these treasonous acts to happen to another President.”
On Special Counsel Robert Mueller: “The Mueller team was totally biased.”
On Russia and China, he said that no one was tougher on Russia than he was, but that nonetheless the U.S. should have a “great relationship with Russia and China,” but that the “fake news” and “nonsense” turned it into Russiagate. His description of how he was tough on Russia was interesting: He allowed the development of gas and oil in the U.S., so that we have leverage to compete with Russia in that sector. He pointed out that had Hillary Clinton won the election, “our military would have been powered by wind, which doesn’t work. We wouldn’t have been allowed to drill.” He added, “we’re going to make a very good deal with China.”
For readers of EIR, the major implications are these: The British Empire apparatus must be crushed. Equally important, in this “fresh start” for the Trump Presidency after the defeat of the Russiagate coup attempt—Lyndon LaRouche’s programs must be brought into play to make President Trump’s economic promises become reality. That’s the only way it can be done, and it must begin now!
The full 44-minute interview on the “Hannity” broadcast is posted on Fox News’ YouTube channel.