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Donald Trump Says He’ll Declassify Damaging Documents Against Democrats If the House Investigates His Administration

Seriously?

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 01: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with leaders of the steel industry at the White House March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump announced planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum during the meeting, with details to be released at a later date. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

With a wave of eager Democrats retaking the House of Representatives in January and subsequently gaining the power to launch investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration, the President is threatening to retaliate.

In a broad interview with the New York Post, the President said that if Democrats decide to proceed with investigations—which he referred to as “presidential harassment”—he would strike back by declassifying FISA warrants and other documents that would allegedly be “devastating” for the Democrats.

The President threatened:

“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…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.”

The President neglected to address that the House of Representatives and the entire Legislative branch exists in part to keep executive powers in check and hold presidents accountable.

Some say that he is making these threats out of fear.

The impending power of House Democrats to launch investigations has members of both parties treading lightly.

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