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CNN’s Gloria Borger said that President Donald Trump has instructed the U.S. State Department to quickly release Hillary Clinton’s emails from the time she served as secretary of state.

A backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests has reportedly slowed the process of releasing the emails to the public.

Three sources told Borger that Trump had a simple message to the State Department: “Get it done.”

The president has also been trying to promote a conspiracy theory that Clinton was involved with a corrupt uranium sale to Russia.

Watch the CNN segment below.

Chris Sosa is an associate editor at AlterNet. His work has appeared in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Previously, he was a campaign specialist and media spokesperson for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.

 

Police confront George Floyd protesters

Photo Credit: Geoff Livingston

With a deranged narcissist in the Oval Office and his lackey controlling the Department of Justice, there is no point in looking to the federal government to curb police violence. Instead, President Donald J. Trump will do everything in his power to encourage it. In the wake of protests over the murder of George Floyd, he has demanded that governors crack down on protestors: "You have to dominate. ... If you don't dominate, you're wasting your time," he told them.

Moreover, most local police authorities are under local control -- mayors, city councils, district attorneys, police chiefs, sheriffs. That's where the accountability for police misconduct begins.

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