Monday, November 23, 2020

Tag: Justice Dept Likely to Slow-Walk Declassification

Justice Dept Likely to Slow-Walk Declassification

by Gareth Porter, Consortium News:

Don’t hold your breath. While the media is breathlessly describing yesterday’s order by President Donald Trump’s “to provide for the immediate (emphasis added) declassification” of Russia-gate materials as a “showdown,” any likely showdown is months away, if it comes at all.

The word “immediate” can mean different things to different people. Had the President set a deadline, or had he given the declassification task to his own National Security Council, the word “showdown” might be closer to what to expect.