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Donald Trump pushes back on threats of investigation: ‘Two can play that game!’

November 7, 2018

President Trump taunted Democrats over investigation threats Wednesday, promising to respond in kind.

With Democrats succeeding in taking back control of the House, Mr. Trump threatened to pit the divided chambers of Congress against themselves to push back on new probes into his campaign and administration.

“If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level,” Mr. Trump tweeted. “Two can play that game!”

Wednesday’s tweet is a much more aggressive tone than the president struck Tuesday night. Mr. Trump called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who aims to take back her position as speaker, and backed her call for bipartisanship in Washington.

For Mrs. Pelosi’s part, she told PBS Tuesday night that she would not support impeaching Mr. Trump unless the special counsel investigation calls for it, though she didn’t say anything about challenging him.

“We certainly will honor our responsibility as oversight of the executive branch,” she said.

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