As Twitchy told you Monday afternoon, President Trump ordered the declassification of some Russia probe documents to be released to the public. Trump said the move was to provide greater transparency:
HERE WE GO: Trump orders 'immediate declassification' of Russia probe docs, text messages — 'WITHOUT redaction' https://t.co/HkryHsfFF3
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 17, 2018
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) September 17, 2018
NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell seems alarmed by Trump declassifying and releasing those documents:
This is unprecedented during an active investigation – and by a President under investigation https://t.co/tT3da8KdNA
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) September 17, 2018
Mitchell’s take on Trump releasing the documents caused a lot of head scratching:
Media that had zero problem uncritically receiving and pushing selective leaks in support of a false narrative are upset with transparency and accountability. A sight to behold. https://t.co/FIgAtkagK5
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 18, 2018
So the media who quotes unsourced leaks for reports are complaining about getting actual documents openly. What is the media helping cover up when thats the case?
— Freedom Rising (@AmericaFirst008) September 18, 2018
Maybe Mitchell would have preferred it if the documents would have been leaked to the media via anonymous sources.
Area Reporter is very upset that <checks notes> the government is releasing information. https://t.co/p9np0RmfZ7
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) September 18, 2018
Objecting to full transparency?
Andrea, we both know Obama weaponized the DOJ, FBI, et. al. leaders to influence an election. When that failed they attempted to overturn the election.
It is, of course, the greatest scandal in American history.
You'll have missed it completely.
— Doug Ross ? (@directorblue) September 17, 2018
Mueller said Trump isn't under investigation. Didn't anyone tell you, Andrea?
— Conservatarian (@z56po) September 18, 2018
Trump isn't under investigation. You'd think someone in your position would know this.
— Ejwa T. Pearse (@ejwa_t) September 18, 2018
Please explain – he’s complicit by being more transparent?? I’ll hang up and listen. #thinkbeforeyoutweet
— S Huffman (@bshuffman56) September 17, 2018
Mitchell isn’t the only NBC News reporter stunned by Trump’s release of those documents.