In his interview with the New York Post, President Trump was asked what he would do if the House Democrats launched investigations into his administration. He responded stating there would be a heavy price to pay. He also called it, “presidential harassment” stating he would declassify FISA warrant applications and other documents from Robert Mueller’s probe. He also predicted the release would expose the FBI, the Justice Department, and the Clinton campaign all colluding to set him up.
In September, a group of Trump allies in the House – led by Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York – called on Trump to declassify scores of Justice Department documents they believe undercut the start of the Russia investigation and show bias against Trump.
The documents include Justice officials’ request to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and memos on DOJ official Bruce Ohr’s interactions with Christopher Steele, the author of a controversial dossier that alleged Trump ties with Russia.
Trump initially agreed to declassify the documents, including text messages sent by former FBI officials James Comey, Andrew G. McCabe as well as Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Ohr. Trump allies believe the revelations will show favoritism toward Hillary Clinton and a plot to take down Trump.