Facing multiple investigations from the incoming Democratic House majority, President Donald Trump angrily threatened Wednesday to declassify documents he said would be “devastating” to his opponents.
As part of an interview Trump granted to The New York Post, the president had this to say about Congressional Democrats:
“If they go down the presidential harassment track, if they want go and harass the president and the administration, I think that would be the best thing that would happen to me. I’m a counter-puncher and I will hit them so hard they’d never been hit like that.”
Asked what exactly he meant by those remarks, the Post reports:
“The commander-in-chief said he could declassify FISA warrant applications and other documents from Robert Mueller’s probe — and predicted the disclosure would expose the FBI, the Justice Department and the Clinton campaign as being in cahoots to set him up.”
Trump then went on to add:
“I think that would help my campaign. If they want to play tough, I will do it. They will see how devastating those pages are.”
However, the president also hinted that he will probably wait to declassify the information until it’s actually needed:
“It’s much more powerful if I do it then, because if we had done it already, it would already be yesterday’s news.”
Trump also seemed to suggest that he won’t actually release all of the information he has for the sake of the Justice Department, which he has repeatedly attacked over the course of his first two years in office:
“Some things maybe the public shouldn’t see because they are so bad. Maybe it’s better that the public not see what’s been going on with this country.”
President Trump’s threat may be nothing more than empty words. Keep in mind this is the very same man who suggested he had tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. Trump later admitted there were no such recordings of him and Comey.
With Special Counsel Robert Mueller moving closer to implicating Trump and Democrats poised to begin their own investigations of the president’s taxes, business deals, and possible connections to Russia, it remains to be seen if Trump can manage to keep whats’s left of his sanity intact.
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