“As a legal matter, my understanding is that if the FISC [FISA court] records are in the government’s possession they can be released subject to whatever security classifications have been put on those records. Approval of the FISA court is not required,” Samuel Estreicher, who teaches U.S. foreign relations law at NYU School of Law, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“As a policy/political matter, the President would be ill-advised to intervene directly. He could ask the AG or Rosenstein to review the matter and get back to him,” he added.

The question of whether the FBI was motivated to surveil Trump campaign officials due to the contents of the Steele dossier was made all the more relevant in early December when Fox News reported, and the DOJ confirmed, that top DOJ lawyer Bruce Ohr was in contact with Christopher Steele, the British spy who compiled the dossier, prior to the election. Ohr was later demoted, which suggests those contacts were unapproved.



Can The FBI Flat Out Refuse To Show Congress How It Got A Warrant To Spy On The Trump Campaign?



Yeah I am thinking long term the FBI cannot block such a request ...