Trey Gowdy has seen all of the unredacted documents that may be released soon. He says that many people will be embarrassed by the information that is contained within. He says that John Brennan will be the most embarrassed of them all, which explains why he is fighting so hard to keep them secret.
He has even called on the FBI and DOJ to defy the president and refuse to release the documents, so I’m guessing, they are pretty damning. But, since the president has the absolute right to declassify those documents, I would suggest defiance unless you have another job lined up.
South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy said the information in a batch of Russia investigation documents that President Donald Trump was considering for declassification will prove “embarrassing” for the Department of Justice, FBI and former CIA Director John Brennan.
.Gowdy criticized Brennan, saying the Obama appointee is “part of the reason we are in this historic conundrum.” He did not describe what information in the classified documents will embarrass Brennan and other government officials. But as CIA director, Brennan was directly involved in gathering and sharing intelligence used to investigate whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.
The documents in question are related to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants obtained against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page as well as FBI notes of interviews used to obtain the warrants.
Gowdy has read the unredacted documents and he says that there is nothing in there that could damage national security, which means it is being withheld to protect the FBI, the DOJ and John Brennan. That does not seem like a very good reason to withhold the documents.