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President Donald Trump directed the intelligence community Thursday to"quickly and fully cooperate"with Department of Justice Attorney General William Barr's investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 presidential election,said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
白宫新闻秘书莎拉·桑德斯(Sarah Sanders)表示，唐纳德·特朗普总统周四指示情报部门"迅速全面配合"司法部长威廉·巴尔(William Barr)对2016年总统大选期间监控活动的调查。
In Thursday's memo Trump ordered the Department of State,Secretary of the Treasury,Secretary of Defense,the Attorney General,Secretary of Energy,Homeland Security,Director of National Intelligence and the director of the CIA to assist Barr in his review of the activities of the agencies during the FBI's probe into alleged–now debunked–collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
在周四的备忘录中，特朗普命令国务院、财政部长、国防部长、司法部长、能源部长、国土安全部长、国家情报总监和中央情报局局长协助巴尔审查 FBI 调查特朗普竞选团队和俄罗斯之间被指控的勾结期间各机构的活动。
"Today,at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States,President Donald J.Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General's investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election,"said Sanders in a statement released late Thursday."The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation,in accordance with the long established standards for handling classified information."
"Today's action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred,and the actions that were taken,during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions,"she added.
The review will be expansive,according to the memo and department's involved.Declassification and downgrading of highly classified material will be involved,as stated in the president's memo.
预计将被解密的文件包括可能与特朗普短期竞选顾问 Carter Page 和 George Papadopolous 有关的辩护证据。
Lawmakers have been calling on Trump to declassify the documents for more than a year.Those documents include the DOJ's Gang of Eight briefing notebook that was presented only to a select group of lawmakers in the Senate and House last summer,who have access to classified material,according to numerous congressional sources.
The third bulk of documents consists of 12 interviews the FBI conducted with DOJ official Bruce Ohr 2016 regarding his communications with former British spy Christopher Steele,who compiled the anti-Trump unverified dossier.Ohr's wife,Nellie Ohr,worked for the now embattled research firm Fusion GPS,that was hired by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign to investigate alleged ties between Trump's campaign and Russia.Steele was hired by Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson,a former Wall Street Journal reporter,who among others has testified to Congress about his role.
第三批文件包括联邦调查局在2016年与美国司法部官员布鲁斯·奥尔就他与前英国间谍克里斯托弗·斯蒂尔的通讯进行的12次面谈，斯蒂尔编纂了未经证实的反特朗普档案。奥尔的妻子内莉·奥尔(Nellie Ohr)曾供职于目前陷入困境的研究公司 Fusion GPS，该公司受雇于民主党全国委员会(Democratic National Committee)和希拉里·克林顿(Hillary Clinton)竞选团队，负责调查特朗普竞选团队与俄罗斯。斯蒂尔受雇于 Fusion GPS 创始人、前《华尔街日报》记者格伦•辛普森(Glenn Simpson)，他曾就自己的角色向国会作证。
From Trump's Memo:
With respect to any matter classified under Executive Order 13526 of December 29,2009(Classified National Security Information),the Attorney General may,by applying the standard set forth in either section 3.1(a)or section 3.1(d)of Executive Order 13526,declassify,downgrade,or direct the declassification or downgrading of information or intelligence that relates to the Attorney General's review referred to in section 1 of this memorandum.Before exercising this authority,the Attorney General should,to the extent he deems it practicable,consult with the head of the originating intelligence community element or department.This authority is not delegable and applies notwithstanding any other authorization or limitation set forth in Executive Order 13526.