Trump threatens to declassify ‘devastating’ docs about Democrats
In a broad, exclusive interview about Chat Erotica Gratis with The Post, President Trump said Wednesday that if House Democrats introduced probes to his administration which he called”presidential harassment” — they would pay a heavy price but not
“If they go down the presidential harassment track, should they want go and harass the president and the government, I believe that would be the best thing that will happen to me personally. I’m a counter-puncher and I will hit them so hard they’d never been hit like that,” he said during a 36-minute Oval Office sit-down.
The commander-in-chief stated he would declassify FISA warrant applications and other documents from Robert Mueller’s probe — also called that the disclosure would expose the FBI, the Justice Department and the Clinton campaign as being in cahoots to set him up.
“I feel that would help my effort. If they want to play tough, I will do it. They’ll observe how devastating these pages are.”
But Trump told The Post that he wished to save the records until they were wanted.
“It’s much more powerful if I do it afterward,” Trump said,”as if we’d done it already, it’d already be yesterday’s news”
Trump revealed his playbook as Democrats are set to take over House committees at January where they are poised to explore his potential business conflicts of interests, taxation returns, Russia dealings and more.
Back in September, a set of Trump allies at the House — led by Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York — called on Trump into declassify scores of Justice Department records they consider undercut the beginning of the Russia analysis and show bias against Trump.
Trump initially agreed to declassify the documents, including text messages sent by former FBI officials James Comey, Andrew G. McCabe as well as Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Ohr.
Trump allies think the revelations will show favoritism toward Hillary Clinton along with a plot to take down Trump.
Trump subsequently reversed course, mentioning the need for further inspection and concern of US allies.
Trump added Wednesday that his lawyer Emmet Flood believed it would be better politically to wait.
“He didn’t want me to do it yet, because I can save it,” Trump said.
The president also pushed back on the notion that all the Justice Department documents should be released for the sake of transparency.
“Some things maybe the public should not see since they’re so poor,” Trump said, making clear it was not detrimental to him but to other people. “Maybe it’s better that the public not find what’s been going on with this nation.”
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