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Trump may ‘get involved’ in documents dispute between Justice, Congress

President Donald Trump speaks to media as he meets with crew and passengers of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

He's talking about "Fighting Back" and telling Democrats on the special counsel's team, "wait 'till the Courts get to see your unrevealed Conflicts of Interest!" | AP file photo

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appears to be threatening to “get involved” in a dispute between the Justice Department and Congress over the release of documents.

In a tweet Wednesday, Trump blasts what he calls a “rigged system.”

Trump appears to be responding to frustrations from conservative Republicans that the Justice Department has not turned over documents related to controversial topics, including surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

He says: “What are they afraid of? Why so much redacting? Why such unequal ‘justice?'”

Trump adds: “At some point I will have no choice but to use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved!”

Trump has been open about his frustrations with the department for its handling of the special counsel’s Russia investigation.


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