The president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced this Tuesday that he has approved the declassification of documents related to the federal investigation into the interference of the elections by Russia and the use of the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of an email account private to send government emails.
As he has written on Twitter, the president has ordered “the total declassification of each and every one of the documents relating to the greatest political crime in American history, the deception of Russia.”
“In the same way, the Hillary Clinton email scandal. There are no newsrooms!” She added in the message.
Last week, former US Federal Police (FBI) Director James Comey testified before a Senate committee that the investigation into whether people close to Trump conspired with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election was carried out “following the rules, “but that there were specific aspects of the investigation that” fell short, “according to the CNN television network.
This committee, led by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, questioned the federal investigation and accused Comey and his agents of acting politically.
Faced with the upcoming US presidential elections, in which Trump is staking his re-election, the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections has returned to the center of the debate after US intelligence agencies have stated that Russia could return to interfere in this year’s elections.
One of the objectives of this interference would be to help the re-election of the president, according to various US media. Special counsel Robert Mueller analyzed Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 elections and, although in his report he detached Trump from Moscow’s alleged attempts to influence the elections, he pointed to up to ten occasions in which the president was able to obstruct the investigations . Since the results of these investigations were published, Trump has tried to present himself as a victim throughout this process.
This same year, the United States Department of Justice closed the open investigation with Hillary Clinton for the use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State, considering that she had not incurred any irregularity.
The investigations were opened in 2018 by order of the then attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and encouraged by Trump. Comey himself did not recommend bringing charges against Clinton, although he warned that she was “extremely careless in the declassified management.”