US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday night (Oct 7) he has declassified all documents related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email "scandal" and the Russia "hoax" investigation.
"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 was responding to a Monday tweet from Hoover Institution media fellow Paul Sperry. "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" Sperry's tweeted.
In a follow-up tweet, Trump said he already had declassified those documents “long ago,” and appeared to criticize federal prosecutors for not moving to make any arrests.
“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!!!”
The White House Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe then carried out those orders.
"Today, at the direction of President Trump, I declassified additional documents relevant to ongoing Congressional oversight and investigative activities" Ratcliffe told Fox News.
Trump has described the allegations from the opposition Democratic party that Russians interfered in the 2016 presidential elections to help him win the polls as the “Russia hoax”.
The US President also declassified the investigation of Hilary Clinton's email "scandal" which centered around the Former Secretary of state using her private email server while serving as Secretary of State.
The tweets come a day after the president returned to the White House after spending three days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he received treatment for COVID-19.
Trump also tweeted Tuesday that he is "looking forward to" the second presidential debate even as he continues treatment this week for Covid-19."I am looking forward to the debate on the evening of Thursday, October 15th in Miami," Trump said. "It will be great!"