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.
He's really running scared these days, guess the walls are closing in more and more…
— e-Ticker News (@eTickerNews) November 28, 2018
— Janet Fagan (@1careersuccess) November 28, 2018
He really sounds more and more like a desperate man under siege
— Mary (@mel33) November 28, 2018
He's a sacred dog backed into a corner.
— 🐱👽Zena Bean🎨⛄ (@ZenaBean5) November 28, 2018
The impending power of House Democrats to launch investigations has members of both parties treading lightly.