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Trump Declassifies Documents Related to Russia, Clinton Email Probes

Wed 07 Oct 2020 | 12:59 PM
Omnia Ahmed

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he  declassified all documents related to federal investigations into Russian election interference and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server for government emails, according to Reuters.

“I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump Declassifies Russia, Clinton Probe Details

This move came after the US Department of Homeland Security, earlier on Tuesday, stepped up its warnings of external threats to the security of the upcoming presidential elections, despite the absence of evidence for this.

“Russia is believed to be the chief influence and the party that spreads misinformation within the country,” Department of Homeland Security claimed in a 26-page report titled "Insider Threats."

"Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden whom it sees as an anti-Russian institution as part of a greater effort to foment pision and destabilize America."

"Moscow's main goal is to enhance its global position and influence by weakening the United States, internally and externally, through efforts to disperse, shape public sentiment, and undermine confidence in Western democratic institutions," the ministry also claimed.

In response to an article in which the New York Times claimed that Russia would try to help President Trump win the second term in the elections in 2020, Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for Russian President, described reports of Moscow’s interference in the US elections as “nonsense.”

“These are new paranoid reports, which, to our deep regret, will continue to grow in number as the election day approaches,” Peskov said on Friday, February 22. “Naturally, they have nothing to do with the truth.”