After months of villainizing the “witch hunt” and his perception that members of the “deep state” started the Russia probe, President Donald Trump is expected to declassify documents that he believes will prove his theories, as early as this week, Axios reported.
According to allies of Trump who spoke to Axios, the documents are related to the government’s surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and the actions Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr took at the start of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Republicans on the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees have been pushing for the declassification of these documents for months. They believe the records will show that Ohr acted improperly as a middleman between the DOJ, Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS, where his wife worked during the 2016 election. Republicans also reportedly think the documents will reveal the Obama administration’s true motive for monitoring Page: to attack Trump.