It asking that specific documents be made public should indicate those documents are central to determining whether the president colluded with Russian Federation or whether the Obama administration sought to undermine Trump by concocting investigations.
"This radical policy choice is not being made on traditional policy grounds".
On Wednesday, Trump said he's not anxious about Manafort's cooperation.
As for the president's order Tuesday, Meadows said, "declassifying the documents is the only true way for the American people to understand the elevation of concern that members have had for months".
Some of the documents and text messages ordered for declassification have been previously released with redactions.
However, a number of Democrats shot back at Trump, accusing the president of risking national security by providing the documents.
But the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee criticized Trump's move.
The documents the president ordered declassified include a portion of a secret surveillance application for a former Trump campaign adviser, materials by default treated as highly secret and withheld from public view.
The president tweeted Tuesday, quoting a supportive congressman and adding: "Really bad things were happening, but they are now being exposed".
'All I want to do is be transparent, ' he said. "Big stuff!" Trump wrote on his Twitter account early Tuesday.
It admitted "that struck some intelligence officials as a stalling tactic, given that the president is the ultimate declassification authority, and he has already directed that the documents be declassified".
Trump's move came after Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Trump's campaign, agreed to cooperate with the special counsel Robert Mueller, securing him his most significant victory yet in the Russian Federation investigation. But this is the first time a president has released information about an ongoing investigation into members of his campaign and administration over the objections of intelligence officials.
Warrants to monitor the communications of a suspected agent of a foreign power are a common tool in counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations, but they're applied for before a secret court. "They were recycling old information".
"With respect to some of these materials, I have been previously informed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department that they would consider their release a red line that must not be crossed as they may compromise sources and methods". But "to the extent there is discretion at the margins, if the government fears disclosure, particularly disclosure for political reasons, it will strain the system, and that's not good". Democrats weeks later released their own memo.
"The action (President Trump) has taken, to direct your agencies to selectively disclose classified information that hebelieveshe canmanipulatepubliclytounderminethe legitimacy and credibility of the Special Counsel's investigation, is a brazen abuse of power", the letter reads.
Several agencies will work to remove sensitive details from the material before it's released publicly. The FBI released a heavily redacted version of the application earlier this year, as intelligence experts maintain that sources and methods could be compromised if too much information is revealed.
According to the statement, Trump declassified 21 pages of the 101-page June 2017 application to renew a warrant obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to monitor the communications of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in 2016.
Experts say the president's authority to unilaterally declassify the records is well-established, though that doesn't make it less unusual.