WASHINGTON – Democrats who will chair the highest congressional committees next year said they would not back down in investigations of President Trump because he had threatened to release "devastating" documents if they did.
"The president must learn that he is not above the law and that his threats will not intimidate us to do the job Congress needs to do," said Representative Jerrold Nadler (D- NY), next presumed president of the judiciary of the House. Committee.
Trump told the Post Wednesday that he had declassified the sensitive documents that would embarrass the Democrats if they indulged in "presidential harassment" when they would take control of the House in January.
"What it means: if the Democrats exercise legitimate control, I will burn the sources and allies by selectively declassifying the information so that my legal team can give a misleading representation to the public," tweeted the representing Adam Schiff, the new presumed chair of the House's Intelligence Committee.
"Why he does it: fear."
Trump sat on a mine of classified documents from the Justice Department regarding the start of the investigation into Russia which, according to the president's allies, will show favoritism towards Hillary Clinton and bias against Trump.
The documents include a request from justice officials to monitor Trump's campaign advisor, Carter Page, and memos about the Justice Department official's interactions with Bruce Stehr, the author of a controversial case that claimed to have links with Russia.
Trump also wants to publish text messages sent by former FBI officials James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Ohr.
Trump told The Post he would declassify the documents in order to thwart the Democrats.
"If they are going into presidential harassment, if they want to go to harass the president and the administration, I think it would be the best thing that would happen to me," Trump said. "I am a counter-puncher and I am going to hit them so hard that they would never have been hit like that."