The president, Donald Trump, threatened today to declassify “devastating” documents for the Democratic leaders if they undertake a “presidential harassment” in the House of Representatives, paying a high price, according to an interview with The New York Post.
“If they go down the runway of presidential harassment, if they want to go and harass the president and the government, I think that would be the best thing that would happen to me, I am a puncher and I will hit them so hard they will never have received such a blow”, I assure in said interview in the Oval Room.
Trump explained that he could declassify documents based on FISA, a law that establishes the procedures for physical and electronic surveillance and the collection of “foreign intelligence information,” as well as documents from the investigation of Robert Mueller’s time in the FBI. , which would not leave this agency, the Department of Justice and the campaign of his ex-rival in the Hillary Clinton elections.
“I think that would help my campaign, if they want to play hard, I will do it, they will see how devastating those pages are”, threatened Trump, who nevertheless said he wanted to keep these documents until they were necessary.
“It’s much more powerful if I do it then,” Trump said, “because if we had already done it, it would be yesterday’s news.”
Currently, Mueller is the special prosecutor who investigates the alleged coordination between the Trump campaign team in the 2016 legislative elections and Russia; some investigations that the president rejects.
The Democrats will assume the majority of the House of Representatives in January, where they are prepared to investigate their conflicts of commercial interests, tax returns, dealings with Russia, and so on.
In September, a group of Trump allies in the House of Representatives, led by Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York, asked Trump to declassify dozens of Justice Department documents that they believe undermined the start of the Russian investigation and showed a bias against Trump.
Initially, Trump agreed to declassify the documents, but then changed his mind advised by his collaborators: “They did not want me to do it yet, because I can save him.”
“Some things maybe the public should not see them because they are so bad,” Trump said, making it clear that it was not harmful to him, but to others. “Maybe it’s better that the public does not see what’s happening in this country.”
In the same interview with the New York Post, Trump does not rule out granting pardon to Paul Manafort, the former boss of his campaign that is being investigated judicially.
A lawyer from Manafort kept the lawyers of the current president informed about the conversations he had with prosecutors investigating the Russian plot, with whom he had agreed to cooperate, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
The atypical contacts between the teams of Manafort and Trump were recognized by one of the personal lawyers of the president and former mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, who explained that the information was useful to know from inside what Mueller is investigating. (EFEUSA) .-