The Department of Justice (DOJ), FBI and Office of the Director of National Intelligence are reportedly expected to propose redactions to a series of documents related to the Russia investigation that President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE ordered to be declassified this week.
Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday that the agencies are currently doing a methodical review of the documents. There is no official timeline on when their evaluation of the sensitive documents will be finished.
But the news outlet, citing sources familiar with the process, noted that the FBI and the DOJ plan on submitting their proposed redactions to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
The office is expected to then assemble the material and turn it over to the White House, Bloomberg reported.
The report comes just days after Trump ordered a set of sensitive documents tied to the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign declassified.
Classified parts of a surveillance application that gave the FBI the ability to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page will also become public as part of the release.
In addition, the order includes public text messages tied to the investigation into Russia's election interference from top federal officials such as former FBI Director James Comey.
“The Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are already working with the Director of National Intelligence to comply with the President's order," the White House said in a statement on Monday evening.
The move has been applauded by some GOP lawmakers. But it has also sparked outrage from former White House officials, such as ex-Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderChristie, Pompeo named co-chairs of GOP redistricting group Democrats look to state courts as redistricting battle heats up On The Trail: Census kicks off a wild redistricting cycle MORE.
"This is an especially dangerous abuse of power by this President," Holder tweeted on Tuesday. "He places his self interest above the national security interests of the country."
Trump has repeatedly railed against special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's investigation into Russian election interference, often referring to it as a "witch hunt."