The Washington watchdog Judicial Watch released 42 pages of State Department documents Wednesday, asserting they provide evidence that the Obama administration was trying to undermine Donald Trump’s upcoming administration.
The documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, contain classified information that was provided just before Trump’s Jan. 20, 2017, inauguration to Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and an outspoken critic of Trump.
The documents detail Russian political interference in elections and politics in countries across Europe.
“These documents show the Obama State Department under John Kerry gathered and sent its own dossier of classified information on Russia to Senator Ben Cardin, a political ally in the U.S. Senate, to undermine President Trump,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton . . .
On Monday, the House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines to release the controversial Republican staff memo alleging what some GOP lawmakers are calling abuses “worse than Watergate” of government surveillance programs during the 2016 presidential campaign. Spearheaded by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the four-page classified memo is said to include text messages from FBI agent Peter Strzok – the agent who led the probe of Hillary Clinton’s server and was fired from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe for anti-Trump bias – that indicate the so-called widely discredited “Steele dossier” was used to obtain FISA warrants to spy on Trump campaign officials. President Trump has five days to decide whether or not to block release of the memo. (Read more from “Files: Obama Leaked Intel to ‘Subvert Trump'” HERE)