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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

Congressman Matt Gaetz Commends President Trump for Declassifying Documents

September 17, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement today applauding President Donald Trump’s decision to declassify numerous documents, including several redacted pages of the Carter Page FISA application and important messages relating to the Russia investigation.

“I commend President Trump for his decision to declassify numerous documents, including several redacted pages of the Carter Page FISA application and important messages relating to the Russia investigation. My colleagues in Congress and I have requested these documents for months, but have faced lengthy and unnecessary delays, redactions, and refusals from officials at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

These documents will reveal to the American people some of the systemic corruption and bias that took place at the highest levels of the DOJ and FBI, including using the tools of our intelligence community for partisan political ends. Full transparency is the best way to ensure that surveillance abuses of this magnitude will never happen again, and I am grateful for President Trump’s commitment to transparency. I look forward to the forthcoming release of these documents, and reviewing them closely,” said Rep. Gaetz.

 

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