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intelligence agencies must cooperate with Attorney General William Barr its investigation into the origins of the Russia probe and bar may unilaterally declassify any information as he sees fit those were the orders from president Donald Trump issued in a memorandum late Thursday I think classified , I guess potentially millions of pages of documents a move that will expand bars powers substantially as the White House seeks to ramp up pressure on those who investigated his twenty sixteen campaign they tried to do a take down and you can't do that let me just tell you they should never ever happen , %HESITATION another president again well special counsel Robert Muller is nearly two year probe clear trump of conspiring with Russia in the twenty sixteen election it stopped short of clearing him of obstruction of justice now the White House is trying to get to the bottom of how it all began as it remains locked in a fierce battle with congressional Democrats who are determined to pick up the Russia probe where Muller left off trump's directive drew swift condemnation from chairman of the house intelligence committee Adam Schiff who tweeted will trump stone walls the public from learning the truth about his obstruction of justice trump and bar conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies but Republican house member mark meadows back to move tweeting Americans are going to learn the truth about what occurred at their justice department last month bar said he believes U. S. intelligence agency spied on trump's campaign yes I think spying that occur a remark that sparked outrage among Democrats who accused bar of pushing a conspiracy theory bar has tapped a federal prosecutor in Connecticut to conduct the review