President Trump just declared that he is considering forcing the Department of Justice to turn over corruption related documents to Congress. So far, the DOJ has stonewalled Congress in their attempts to acquire documents relating to James Comey, the Trump Campaign, and the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Trump previously said he does not want to get involved in the fight over these documents. But now he believes he may have to step into the fray.
“At the right time, I think I’m going to have to do the documents. I didn’t want to, but I think I’m going to have to. There’s such corruption,” he said.
Republicans in Congress argue that disgraced and demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr was in contact with the author of the debunked “Trump Dossier” that was used to launch an investigation into the Trump campaign.
The DOJ has handed over thousands of documents related to these cases bu Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) has argued that there are so many redactions that the documents are useless.
FBI responds to a FOIA request, on their contacts with Christopher Steele, by releasing 71 essentially blank pages on a Friday night. Ridiculous. https://t.co/ANeTSnrsZy
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) August 4, 2018
President Trump did not shy away from labeling this obfuscation as “corruption.”
“Before I got here, it’s from before I got here. It’s the Obama administration,” he said. “They surveilled my campaign, it’s very simple.”
“As I’ve said, I wanted to stay uninvolved. It’s a very, very sad day,” he added.