In the final days of President Donald Trump’s term in office, Americans can expect to see the payoff from one of his more significant orders.
According to Just the News, the president has declassified key intelligence documents related to the investigation of his 2016 campaign over allegations of Russian collusion.
New details about Steele dossier
Trump and key allies have roundly dismissed the lengthy probe as a hoax meant to cast his administration in a negative light.
Now, sealed documents related to the federal investigation have been approved for public release, meaning Americans will have an opportunity to decide for themselves.
The documents are expected to be released on Friday, but Just the News published some information in advance of the full publication. Specifically, the former British spy behind the controversial and largely debunked “Steele dossier” was apparently a major factor in justifying the U.S. intelligence community’s investigation of the Trump campaign.
According to prior evidence, Christopher Steele had been working alongside 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and federal investigators.
The most recent information, however, appears to offer a glimpse into his motivation.
More documents set to be released
Documents set to be declassified by the president are purported to show that Steele leaked his dossier to the press in an effort to distract Americans from the brewing scandal surrounding Clinton’s use of a private email server for official State Department communications.
The ex-spy reportedly claimed then-FBI Director James Comey made the decision to reopen an investigation into Clinton in the fall of 2016, prompting him to leak the dossier.
According to Just the News, Steele also acknowledged that he was motivated by his own disdain of Donald Trump and concern that a Trump administration would be bad for Britain.
Furthermore, the declassified documents are also expected to show a connection between Steele and Fiona Hill, who previously served as an expert on Russia on Trump’s national security council. This would be important because of Hill’s allegedly dual roles as a primary source for the Steele dossier and as a key impeachment witness for Democrats on issues related to Ukraine.
When all of the details come to light, many more Americans might just agree with Trump’s continued insistence that the entire affair was nothing more than a partisan “witch hunt.”