Trump Hits Back: Orders Documents Related to 2016 Campaign Surveillance to be Declassified

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Trump Hits Back: Orders Documents Related to 2016 Campaign Surveillance to be Declassified

Dems Panic; Rep. Adam Schiff Claims 'Coverup' Has Entered 'New and Dangerous Phase'

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Democrats wanted a fight. President Trump just gave it to them.

President Trump issued a memo on Thursday night that gave Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify any documents related to surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016. The President also ordered the intelligence community to cooperate with Barr.

The President's memo read as follows:

"The heads of elements of the intelligence community... and the heads of each department or agency that includes an element of the intelligence community shall promptly provide such assistance and information as the Attorney General may request in connection with that review."

"Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

"The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions."

President Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani issued his own statement on Twitter Thursday night.

"The President @realDonaldTrump made a wise decision to let AG Barr on the documents," Giuliani wrote. "I don’t know for sure but I seriously doubt there’s any national security concern but some of it could affect pending investigations. I’m sure AG and DOJ will make a very appropriate decision."

Democrats, meanwhile, are predictably outraged. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), called the move an attempt to "weaponize law enforcement and classified information."

"While Trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about his obstruction of justice, Trump and Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies. The coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase. This is un-American."

WIBC host Tony Katz offered his own comments on the President's actions during Friday's broadcast.

"If you want to start a fight with Donald Trump, go ahead, but he's going to fight back. This has democrats confused and it has for two years. 

This move will expose EXACTLY what's been going on behind the scenes and how multiple government officials conspired to work against the President.

I think this has democrats confused and worried."

Click the link below to hear Tony's full commentary.

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