Trump Threatens to Release 'Devastating' Files if Democrats 'Want to Play Tough'
Trump's strategy would be to hold on to the documents for 'counterpunch'
As the Democrats boast of the many investigations they're planning to launch against Trump in January, the President retaliated stating that if they want to "play tough" by investigating him he will release "devastating" documents related to the Mueller probe.
Trump has initially planned to release the documents in September before changing his mind, but now it looks like it is 'game on' again.
"If they want to play tough, I will do it," Trump told the New York Post on Wednesday.
"They will see how devastating those pages are."
Trump's strategy would be to hold on to the documents and release them as "Counterpunch" when the time is right.
"It’s much more powerful if I do it then," Trump said.
"...because if we had done it already, it would already be yesterday’s news."
The Democrats have repeatedly been threatening to investigate Trump's tax returns, his relationship with Russia, amongst other seeming baseless threats.
"If they want to go and harass the president and the administration, I think that would (be) the best thing that could happen to me because I’m a counter puncher and I will hit them so hard, they’ve never been hit like that," Trump said.
"You know what? I think that will help my campaign. That will be the beginning of my campaign as president."
The president's lawyer, Emmet Flood, had advised him to hold back on releasing the documents, recommending they he waits for the right opportunity that more be more beneficial for him.
Did you ever see an investigation more in search of a crime? At the same time Mueller and the Angry Democrats aren’t even looking at the atrocious, and perhaps subversive, crimes that were committed by Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. A total disgrace!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2018
"He didn’t want me to do it yet, because I can save it," Trump said.
Trump backtracked on the idea that all the Justice Department documents should be disclosed for the sake of transparency.
"Some things maybe the public shouldn’t see because they are so bad," Trump said, making clear it wasn’t hurting him, but others.
"Maybe it’s better than the public not see what’s been going on with this country."
Muller’s team has been investigating the role of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is soon to make their conclusions public.
Ahead of the release, the president accused Mueller of "covering all of his conflicts of interest" during the probe.
President Trump also challenged why Mueller isn't investigating "crimes of many kinds from those 'on the other side,'" before asking "whatever happened to Podesta?"