Two US Attorneys General Defy President Trump’s Order — It’s Now Been 19 Months and the Lawless DOJ Will Not Release the Crossfire Hurricane Documents
When will their homes be raided?
President Trump declassified a binder on January 19th, 2021 that contains hundreds of pages about the Crossfire Hurricane scandal. It contains damaging information about the corrupt actors involved with our government. Two different DOJ Attorney General’s have defied President Trump’s direct lawful order to publish the binder in the Federal Register. It’s been 19 months as the DOJ defies the order, and every FOIA request to make it public. Can we now raid the homes of acting AG Monty Wilkinson, and Merrick Garland?
The DOJ had already made redactions to protect sources & methods, and returned the binder back to the White House. But the corrupt FBI also wanted to hide names. So at the last minute, the DOJ demanded the binder comply with the 1974 Privacy Act. The Act requires any “agency” that releases records to also hide personal or identifiable name information. The DOJ knew this Act doesn’t apply to the White House, it was a stall tactic. The courts decided this 22 years ago that the Privacy Act was based around FOIA requests, and the White House is not an agency.
Hours before Trump left office on January 20th, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows gave the binder back to the DOJ, along with this memo. He asked the DOJ to make any Privacy Act redactions “out of an abundance of caution”. In the memo he asks they expeditiously release the binder when finished. Meadows foolishly expected this would take 3-4 days. It’s been 19 months and still not released. Just the News recently obtained the Meadows memo from the National Archives, who also denied having a copy of the declassified binder.
Meadows admits in interviews various agency’s often stalled or defied Trump’s orders. Meadows knew better than to rely on the DOJ to release this damaging binder after they left the White House. He should have released the binder to the public himself. But in doing so, there was a chance he would become a target of the DOJ and FBI. The memorandum below is what Mr. Meadows sent to the DOJ Attorney General on January 20th, 2021.
The binder has intercept transcripts made by the FBI on various Trump staff. It has the tasking orders and debriefings of Christopher Steele and Stefan Halper, the FBI’s main human sources. There is a copy of the final FISA warrant approved by an intelligence court. It also contains details about Fiona Hill, who introduced Steele to the FBI, and much more There is a tremendously important information in this binder that has never seen the light of day. Is it possible a copy of this binder was at Mar-a-Lago?
Using FOIA, many have tried to obtain the binder or communications around the redactions. On August 8th, 2022 Judicial Watch finally filed a lawsuit against the DOJ to obtain these Russia Hoax documents. Former Pentagon Chief of Staff Kash Patel, who helped the House Intelligence Committee unravel the false Russia narrative, said: “It is illegal to hide documents from publication through the FOIA process, if their sole purpose is to cover up an embarrassment or unlawful activity. And that’s what’s going on right now.”
When Meadows delivered the binder and his memo to the DOJ, Jeffrey A. Rosen was the acting Attorney General. That afternoon of the 20th, after the transfer of power, Monty Wilkinson became the acting AG. It was Wilkinson, a former Holder/Lynch crony, who is responsible for preventing the release of the binder. He sat on it for 7 weeks until Merrick Garland was sworn in on March 11th. Garland then appointed Wilkinson a Director who now oversees the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA).