Trump calls for ‘con artist’ Hillary to be charged after declassifying email scandal, 'Russia hoax' documents

The president retweeted an article that stated that Clinton 'allegedly approved Russiagate falsehood as distraction from email scandal'


                            Trump calls for ‘con artist’ Hillary to be charged after declassifying email scandal, 'Russia hoax' documents
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President Donald Trump has dubbed Hillary Clinton as a “con artist” and also demanded her to be charged after he declassified documents on her email scandal. Sharing an article on his Twitter page, the 74-year-old wrote: “A Disgraceful Con Artist! Charges anyone?” 

He also confirmed the declassification of the documents on the social media platform by stating: “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!”

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Trump’s tweet was in response to an October 5 tweet from conservative journalist Paul Sperry that stated: “When all the documents are finally declassified, and all the redactions removed from reports, the nation will see that the FBI and CIA not only knew the Russia "collusion" allegations against Trump were a political dirty trick, but that they were in on the trick.”

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Another tweet by the president read: “All Russia Hoax Scandal information was Declassified by me long ago. Unfortunately for our Country, people have acted very slowly, especially since it is perhaps the biggest political crime in the history of our Country. Act!!!”

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The tweets from Trump came after Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe made documents public that disclosed how former CIA Director John Brennan told former President Barack Obama about Clinton’s alleged “plan” of linking Trump with Russia as “a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server” before the 2016 presidential election when the 74-year-old and the former Secretary of State were running against each other, Fox News reported.

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“Today, at the direction of President Trump, I declassified additional documents relevant to ongoing Congressional oversight and investigative activities," Ratcliffe told Fox News Tuesday, October 6.

Also, a source who knew about the documents revealed that Brennan took the handwritten notes after briefing Obama about the “plan”.

“We’re getting additional insight into Russian activities from [REDACTED]. CITE [summarizing] alleged approved by Hillary Clinton a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service,” the notes stated.

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According to reports, when in 2016 the email scandal embroiled Clinton, she allegedly gave nod to “a plan concerning U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections” to create a distraction.

Last week, Ratcliffe wrote a letter to Senator Lindsey Graham sharing newly-declassified information that also addresses Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein, Mark Warner, and Adam Schiff, as well as Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Devin Nunes. 

In the letter, the intel chief mentioned that the U.S. intelligence officials forwarded an investigative referral on Clinton to then-FBI Director James Comey and then-Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok in September 2016. The referral sent at the time stated: “The following information is provided for the exclusive use of your bureau for background investigative action or lead purposes as appropriate. This memorandum contains sensitive information that could be source revealing. It should be handled with particular attention to compartmentation and need-to-know. To avoid the possible compromise of the source, any investigative action taken in response to the information below should be coordinated in advance with Chief Counterintelligence Mission Center, Legal. It may not be used in any legal proceeding—including FISA applications—without prior approval…”

It added, “Per FBI verbal request, CIA provides the below examples of information the CROSSFIRE HURRICANE fusion cell has gleaned to date. An exchange [REDACTED] discussing US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s approval of a plan concerning US presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering US elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.”

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Attorney General Bill Barr appointed US Attorney of Connecticut John Durham to investigate the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe shortly after Robert Mueller completed his years-long investigation into whether the campaign colluded with the Russians to influence the 2016 presidential election. It is not clear whether this information will be considered part of Durham’s investigation, or whether the president’s declassification will affect it.

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