Trump allows attorney general to declassify information about origins of Russia probe

May 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an order allowing Attorney General William Barr to declassify any information Barr sees fit during his review of the events that prompted the FBI to open an investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The order also directed leaders of the U.S. intelligence community and other departments and agencies to cooperate with Barr during his review.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Makini Brice; Editing by David Alexander)

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