Trump expected to soon declassify Carter Page, Bruce Ohr documents: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE is expected to declassify a series of documents related to both former campaign adviser Carter Page and Department of Justice (DOJ) official Bruce Ohr, according to an Axios report on Sunday.

Trump could declassify the documents relating to Page and the activities of senior DOJ lawyer Ohr as early as this week, Axios reported.

Allies of the president told the outlet that Trump and congressional Republicans have been pushing for the release of the documents.


"After two years of investigations and accusations from both sides of the aisle about what documents indicate, it is past time for documents to be declassified and let the American people decide for themselves if DoJ and FBI acted properly,” House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine — Trump, Congress prepare for new border wall fight Winners and losers in the border security deal GOP braces for Trump's emergency declaration MORE (R-N.C.) told the outlet.

Republicans on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees have argued that the documents showcase alleged anti-Trump bias within the DOJ and thus discredit special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation.

The GOP has long questioned whether the federal probe into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia was launched based on the controversial dossier from former British spy Christopher Steele.

Ohr's wife, Nellie Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS, the firm that funded Steele’s research behind the document.

Axios noted that Ohr did not disclose on federal forms that his wife worked on Russia-related matters for the firm during the presidential election.

Ohr, who previously served as associate deputy attorney general, was demoted late last year over his contacts with Steele.

Trump has escalated his attacks on Ohr in several weeks, asking in a tweet "how the hell" Ohr was still employed at the DOJ.

"I think Bruce Ohr is a disgrace," Trump tweeted in July. “I suspect I'll be taking it [Ohr's security clearance] away very quickly. For him to be in the Justice Department and doing what he did, that is a disgrace.”