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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Why it's time for Donald Trump to play his ace in the hole

Fortunately, there is one card left to play. It is Trump’s ace in the hole, and now is the time to put it on the table.

As I and others have noted, a president has almost unlimited powers to declassify any document within the executive branch. It is a mystery why Trump has hesitated to use that power, especially because he rails so frequently about the unfairness of both probes.

He could, in an instant, strike a blow for accountability and transparency by ordering the Justice Department to give Congress everything it wants, subject to very limited restrictions.

Embarrassment does not qualify as a reason for withholding information.

via nypost.com

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