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In a Reversal, Trump Pulls Back From Declassifying Russia Documents

Sep 22, 2018 - The New York Times

WASHINGTON -- In a rare retreat, President Trump on Friday reversed himself and said he was no longer demanding that documents related to the Russia investigation be immediately declassified and released to the public.

Taking to Twitter on Friday morning, Mr. Trump said that instead of an immediate release, Justice Department officials would review the documents, adding that ''in the end I can always declassify if it proves necessary.''

Less than a week ago, Mr. Trump had ordered ...