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Trump Gives Attorney General Sweeping Power in Review of 2016 Campaign Inquiry

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2019
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President Trump took extraordinary steps on Thursday to give Attorney General William P. Barr sweeping new authorities to conduct a review into how the 2016 Trump campaign’s ties to Russia were investigated, significantly escalating the administration’s efforts to place those who investigated the campaign under scrutiny.

In a directive, Mr. Trump ordered the C.I.A. and the country’s 15 other intelligence agencies to cooperate with the review and granted Mr. Barr the authority to unilaterally declassify their documents. The move — which occurred just hours after the president again declared that...

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/23/us/politics/trump-barr-intelligence.html

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