Three congressional sources told Fox News they were “blind-sided” and “demoralized” by President Trump's decision to back away from the immediate declassification of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) records related to former aide Carter Page.
They said they hope Trump will reconsider in light of new allegations against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that have since emerged.
Two sources with direct knowledge of the House Republicans' records request said the declassification of the Page surveillance renewal from June 2017, signed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, would answer many questions about the so-called “insurance policy” discussed by former FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page in mid-August 2016.
Fox News reported earlier this week that texts between Strzok and Page two hours after Comey’s firing are under fresh congressional scrutiny after Page’s recent testimony to Senate investigators.
Two hours after Comey's termination became public on May 9, 2017, Strzok, a now-former FBI agent, texted Page, his then-colleague and lover: "We need to open the case we've been waiting on now while Andy is acting."