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Intelligence director Coats says spy agencies will cooperate with DOJ review

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By Robert Schroeder

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Friday that U.S. spy agencies will give the Justice Department information for a review of intelligence activities related to Russian interference in the 2016 election. In a statement Coats said he was confident that Attorney General Bill Barr would work with those agencies to protect "highly-sensitive classified information" that could risk national security if released. President Donald Trump has given Barr authority to review and potentially release classified information. Trump has claimed his campaign was a victim of spying.

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