Months ago, Trump claimed he had documents which would be devastating to Democrats. He must have been holding onto them for a special occasion because he hasn’t released them yet. Now he is reminding them that he still has them. Is he getting ready to let them drop?
The New York Post reports:
Trump still not ready to release ‘devastating’ docs about Democrats
President Trump still isn’t ready to release the “devastating” documents he said a few months ago he would drop on Democrats if they continued hounding his administration.
“If they play tough, I will do it. And they will see how devastating those pages are,” Trump said during a late November sit-down with The Post.
He said he could declassify FISA warrant applications and other documents from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe — and predicted they would expose the FBI, the Justice Department and the Clinton campaign as being in cahoots to set him up.
The president had been asked why he hadn’t declassified documents that could be buried once Democrats took over the Republican investigations in the House of Representatives.
Trump explained that if he released the documents before the party changeover, “it would already be yesterday’s news.” Instead he planned to hold on to them for a rainy day. “It’s much more powerful,” Trump said.
Meanwhile, Trump is also telling Democrats that he won’t comply with their new laundry list of probes.
The Hill reports:
Trump signals White House won’t comply with Democratic probes
President Trump on Tuesday signaled the White House will not comply with a barrage of congressional investigations, accusing Democrats in the House of launching the probes to hurt his chances of winning reelection in 2020.
“It’s a disgrace to our country. I’m not surprised that it’s happening. Basically, they’ve started the campaign. So the campaign begins,” Trump told reporters at the White House after signing an executive order on veterans’ suicide prevention.
“Instead of doing infrastructure, instead of doing health care, instead of doing so many things that they should be doing, they want to play games,” he continued.
Trump suggested he was unwilling to comply with the House Judiciary Committee’s requests for documents related to 81 of his associates, citing what he said was former President Obama’s handling of congressional probes during his time in office.
“They didn’t give one letter. They didn’t do anything. They didn’t give one letter of the requests,” he said.
The Democrats have become incapable of doing anything other than obstructing Trump.