Secret information will be made public on the Democratic Party-led probe into alleged foreign interference before and during the last general election.
The president has ordered the release of all documents on the inquiry into Russian interference during the 2016 election.
“I have fully authorized the total declassification of any and all documents pertaining to the single greatest political crime in American history, the Russia hoax,” President Donald Trump said on Twitter.
The president also confirmed he would fully disclose as much as he can about the private email server former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton used to conduct government business.
“Likewise, the Hillary Clinton email scandal,” he said.
The announcement came after the president repeatedly suggested that he would authorize the declassification of Russia-related documents during his first term in public office.
He delivered on his promise just four weeks before Election Day, prompting some Republican Party members to question whether intelligence from the FBI and CIA would be released before voters cast their ballots.
Conservative author Paul Sperry had earlier expressed concern about the high level of redacted information in the documents because he speculated the entire Russian interference investigation was nothing more than a political stunt.
“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 Russian ‘collusion’ allegations against Trump were a political dirty trick but that they were in on the trick,” he said on Twitter.
The president has since confirmed the relevant information will no longer be withheld.
“[There will be] no redactions,” he said.
According to the Daily Caller, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe released two CIA memos that allegedly show the agency discovered in mid-2016 that Russian spies could have intelligence that proves Hillary Clinton knowingly supported linking President Trump to Russian cyberattacks against the Democratic National Committee.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows confirmed he will take charge of the lengthy process of declassifying the documents.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) suspects the documents might support his theory that Hillary Clinton’s campaign team falsified much of the underlying evidence used to launch the original probe.
“There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that the Clinton campaign had created all of this because they knew 30,000 emails were out there somewhere and they knew that Jason Chaffetz and House Republicans were trying to find those emails,” he told Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.” “The Clinton campaign created this sick fantasy then they went out and hired avatars to do it—so they hired a former British spy called [Christopher] Steele to do the Steele dossiers—then they hired the suspected Russian spy so they could give it a veneer of being Russian.”