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President Trump strikes back: AG Barr granted authority to release documents related to FBI 'spying' during 2016 campaign

Trump is fighting back

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House Democrats have increased calls for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, which after 2 1/2 years and $35 million failed to find evidence that the president colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

On Wednesday, President Trump walked out of a meeting with House Democrats after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters that she and fellow Democrats still "believe that the President of the United States is engaged in a cover-up."

"I don't do cover-ups," declared an angry Trump during an impromptu news conference in the White House Rose Garden. He added that he would not work with House Democrats until they "get these phony investigations over with."

But the president's backlash didn't stop there. On Thursday evening, President Trump issued a memo giving Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify all documents related to the FBI's surveillance of his 2016 campaign.

The President's memo read: "The heads of elements of the intelligence community ... and the heads of each department or agency that includes an element of the intelligence community shall promptly provide such assistance and information as the Attorney General may request in connection with that review."

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a tweet that the President's actions 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."

Trump has long maintained that his campaign was victim to intelligence community "spying," a claim that was supported last month when Barr testified that "spying did occur" against the Trump campaign in 2016.

On the radio program Friday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn Beck this week) talked about the president's recent retaliations against people "who obviously hate his guts."

Watch the video below:

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