The Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell who recently declassified Michael Flynn documents and sent Obama-era "unmasking" files to Capitol Hill is like the Wyatt Earp of the intelligence community, Buck Sexton, the host of "The Buck Sexton Show" said Thursday.
“He’s just saying, you know what, we’re going to just declassify that thing that [Rep.] Adam Schiff really doesn’t want people to know about. We’re going to expose what a bunch of liars the Democrats and all the little stooges in the media" really are, he said.
Earlier this week, Grenell declassified a list of Obama-era officials who sought to “unmask” associates of President Trump, including his first national security, Flynn. Grenell’s remarkable move opened these Obama officials to new scrutiny and allegations that they were motivated by politics in their attempt to discredit Flynn and the Trump administration.
Attorney General Bill Barr could use the new information in the ongoing Justice Department investigation into the early phases of the Russian probe.
Trump has been emboldened by Barr’s department’s decision to drop the charges against Flynn and the subsequent document release. On Thursday, the president called on Sen.Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to call Obama in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss his alleged role in what Trump called the “biggest political crime in American history.”
"If I were a Senator or Congressman, the first person I would call to testify about the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA, by FAR, is former President Obama,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “He knew EVERYTHING. Do it @LindseyGrahamSC , just do it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. No more talk!”
Graham played down Trump’s request and said he is sensitive to these paration of powers. “But hauling a former president before an oversight committee, I don’t think that’s been done before. And presidentially, I’d be careful what I wish for.”
Besides the “unmasking” files, Grenell’s office paved the way for the House Intelligence Committee to release 57 transcripts of interviews in its Russia investigation that started in 2017 that showed no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The Wall Street Journal ran a blistering editorial on what the transcripts show about Schiff’s obsession into trying to tie Trump officials with Russia.
“President Trump often spreads falsehoods and invents facts,” the editorial concluded. “But at least he’s paid a price for it in media criticism and public mistrust. An industry of media fact checkers is dedicated to parsing his every word. As for Mr. Schiff, no one should ever believe another word he says.”