Giuliani says time for ‘harmony’ is over and urges Trump declassification spree
Giuliani says time for ‘harmony’ is over and urges Trump declassification spree by Daniel Chaitin for Washington Examiner
TDC Note – President Trump needs to begin releasing E.O’s like there’s no tomorrow – because there may not be. /END
Rudy Giuliani encouraged President Trump to go on a declassification spree in the final days of his administration.
With less than two weeks until President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, the former New York City mayor, who is Trump’s personal lawyer, insisted the time for “harmony” is over.
“At many times, I thought he was ready to do it, and many times it was blocked by, I have to assume, the force that we now call the ‘deep state.’ I have my suspicions where. Now, there is no longer any reason to try to create some kind of harmony, and therefore, not do it,” Giuliani told former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on his War Roompodcast on Friday.
“I think he owes it, not just to MAGA, he owes it to the American people to put it out,” he added.
Some disclosures have been made related to the Russia investigation in recent months but not everything. Trump tweeted in October that he “fully authorized the total” declassification of documents related to the “Russia hoax” and Hillary Clinton’s emails, but a top aide told a federal court that these social media missives did not amount to declassification orders.
Giuliani, a leader in Trump’s unsuccessful legal effort to contest the results of the 2020 election with claims of voter fraud, argued that there is no reason not to engage in sweeping declassifications, as he and Bannon alluded to the Ukraine impeachment and Hunter Biden laptop controversies as well as the Russia inquiry. Such a far-reaching disclosure of secret information would undoubtedly raise national security concerns and could undermine current investigations.