President Donald Trump said on Friday that he would like to ask Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate his investigation into the Russian probe worldwide and to investigate the events in Britain, Australia and Ukraine.
& # 39; It was an attempted coup or an attempt to bring down the President of the United States. It should never happen to anyone else, & Trump frowned as he left the White House on his way to Japan.
He explained his order to grant the declassification authority Barr and to order the intelligence community to cooperate.
& # 39; I have released everything. He can look, & said Trump.
& # 39; I hope he looks at the UK and I hope he looks at Australia. And I hope he looks at Ukraine. I hope he looks at everything. Because there was a hoax in our country, & said Trump.
President Donald Trump called the Russian probe an & # 39; coup attempt & # 39; and he says what he calls the British & # 39; espionage & # 39; can mention about his campaign during a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May in June
Trump praised British Prime Minister Theresa May on a day when she announced that she would resign, but said he might discuss the matter with her personally during his upcoming trip to Britain, France, and Ireland.
He indicated that he was accused of British & # 39; espionage & # 39; could express about his campaign. His earlier claims from U.K. targeted espionage have brought furious reactions from the American ally. The British intelligence service calls the claim & # 39; ridiculous & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I can talk about that very well. Yes, there is word and rumor that the FBI and others were involved, the CIA were involved with the UK, which had to do with the Russian hoax, and I can talk about that very well, & # 39; Trump said Friday .
When Trump raised the issue on Twitter last month, the UK government communication headquarters made a statement saying: & # 39; The allegations that GCHQ was asked to & # 39; wire tapping & # 39; against the then-president-elect are nonsense. They are completely ridiculous and must be ignored. & # 39;
Trump said that the internal documents that Barr can publish can count in the millions.
& # 39; I have grouped, I think, possibly millions of pages with documents & # 39 ;, Trump told reporters
& # 39; I guess I have probably released millions of pages of documents. I do not know what it is. I have no idea. But I want to be transparent. Everyone wanted me to declassify the group. I did it. You could almost say he is the manager, & said Trump, referring to Barr.
& # 39; People have asked me to declassify for a long period, & # 39; Trump said, without saying where the pressure came from.
& # 39; I have decided to do it, and you will learn a lot. I hope it will be fun, but maybe it won't be, & he said.
& # 39; We want to be very transparent because you know I have released everything, everything they want. & # 39; He repeatedly called Barr a & # 39; highly respected man & # 39 ;.
Trump ordered the intelligence community on Thursday to collaborate with Attorney General William Barr's analysis of the events surrounding the 2016 presidential campaign.
In a memo issued by the White House, Trump demands that the heads of the intelligence community and the heads of any department that includes an element of the intelligence community immediately provide such assistance and information that the attorney general associated with that request. rating. & # 39;
The order also allows Barr to declassify any information that it deems appropriate during its review.
"Before exercising this power, the attorney general must, as he considers practical, consult with the head of the element or department of the intelligence service of origin," the memo said.
Trump requires the agencies to provide without delay such assistance and information that the attorney general may request in connection with that assessment. & # 39;
& # 39; Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump instructed the intelligence community to quickly and fully participate in the Attorney General's investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 presidential election, & # 39; White House spokeswoman Sarah Said Sanders after Trump issued the directive.
The memo included the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Defense, the Attorney General, the Minister of Energy, the Minister of Homeland Security, the Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the CIA.
Last month, during an interrogation in the Senate, Barr said that & # 39; espionage & # 39; of Trump & # 39; s campaign was conducted by US intelligence, although he later referred his concern to & # 39; unauthorized surveillance & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump instructed the intelligence community to quickly and fully participate in the Attorney General's investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 presidential election, & # 39; White House spokeswoman Sarah Said Sanders after Trump issued the directive
The order from Trump also allows Barr to declassify any information he deems appropriate during his assessment
Barr has assigned a federal chief prosecutor in Connecticut to investigate the origin of the investigation in Russia in what is the third known investigation into the opening of the FBI probe.
Trump has suspicions that the Democratic Obama administration had had him investigated during the 2016 campaign to try to undermine his candidacy, and he wants to be reimbursed to those who he believes are responsible.
Of specific interest to Trump are the orders that came from a secret court that allows oversight of foreign powers and their agents. Trump supporters believe that the warrants will identify those responsible for the Russian issue that is still rowing in Washington.
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