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Trump Speaks Out After Vowing To Uncover Russia Probe Roots: ‘We're Exposing Everything'


Added 05-25-19 10:45:02am EST - “President Donald Trump said Friday that his order to declassify documents and unearth the roots of the Russia probes is designed to get to the truth.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Trump Speaks Out After Vowing To Uncover Russia Probe Roots: 'We're Exposing Everything'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Andrew Harnik / AP PhotoPresident Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on May 24, 2019, before boarding Marine One. (Andrew Harnik / AP Photo)

As Democrats lobbed political attacks at President Donald Trump for trying to get to the bottom of how disproved allegations his campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election originated, the president said Friday his order to declassify documents is designed to get to the truth.

“[W]e want to be very transparent. So, as you know, I declassified everything. Everything they want. I put it under the auspices of the attorney general. He’s going to be in charge of it. He’s a great gentleman and a highly respected man,” Trump said Friday during a question-and-answer session with the media outside the White House before leaving for Japan, according to a White House media pool report.

“We’re exposing everything,” Trump said. “We’re being a word that you like: ‘transparent.’ We’re being — ultimately, we’re being transparent, and that’s what it’s about.”

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, used different words, labeling Trump’s order to declassify documents relating to the intelligence community’s actions in 2016 a “corrupt escalation of the president’s intention” to politicize the intelligence community.

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