After Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the ranking minority member of the House Intelligence Committee, mentioned wanting additional classified documents during a Sunday morning interview with Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo, President Donald Trump sprung into action.
Even though the president was, at the time, recovering from the coronavirus at Walter Reed medical hospital, he made clear that he was still plugged into the conservative-leaning Fox network’s Sunday Morning Futures.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows revealed that Trump had directed him to begin the process of getting Nunes what he needed, according to the Epoch Times.
“He’s already tasked me with getting some declassification rolling, in a follow up to some of the requests that Devin Nunes and others have made,” Meadows said Monday on Fox and Friends.
Specifically, Nunes sought additional information on the FBI’s interviews with Igor Danchenko, the primary sub-source of the Steele dossier.
Recent revelations from declassified documents suggested that Danchenko was a Russian agent, whose intention likely was to feed disinformation that would be harmful to the Trump campaign and presidency.
Moreover, Danchenko—a legal scholar and longtime analyst for the far-left Brookings Institution, specializing in Iran–Russia relations—had himself been under investigation by the FBI. Read more here