In a Friday morning Tweet, Trump said: "I met with the DOJ concerning the declassification of various UNREDACTED documents. They agreed to release them but stated that so doing may have a perceived negative impact on the Russia probe. Also, key Allies' called to ask not to release. Therefore, the Inspector General has been asked to review these documents on an expedited basis. I believe he will move quickly on this (and hopefully other things which he is looking at). In the end I can always declassify if it proves necessary. Speed is very important to me - and everyone!"
Meanwhile, top Congressional Democrats on Tuesday called for the DOJ to defy Trump's order - demanding that they be allowed to see the materials first.
On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that the Department of Justice was planning to defy Trump's order and redact information in the releases.
The Justice Department, FBI and Office of the Director of National Intelligence are going through a methodical review and can't offer a timeline for finishing, said the people, who weren't authorized to speak publicly about the sensitive matter. -Bloomberg