Will the Clinton Presidential Library’s release of 500 pages of info on Trump ruin his campaign?

21 January 2016   
Will the Clinton Presidential Library’s release of 500 pages of info on Trump ruin his campaign?

With Hillary Clinton leading the Democratic race and Donald Trump leading on the Republican side, it was only a matter of time before the two started launching attacks at one another. Trump released an attack ad on his Instagram account just weeks ago, depicting Hillary’s hypocrisy with regard to women’s rights. Now, the Clinton campaign is retaliating by releasing 500 pages of information on Trump.

The National Archives announced earlier this week that the William J. Clinton Presidential Library will soon release close to 500 pages of information on the businessman, as per a recent Freedom of Information Act request. While some of the materials will be entirely innocuous, such as an autographed copy of one of Trump’s book and a picture of Trump with Bill Clinton, other materials may prove to be more damaging to Trump’s candidacy. 

Some materials will depict conversations between the Clintons and Trump, and that could be detrimental for the businessman's campaign. The close link to the Clintons will serve as ammunition for fellow Republican candidates, as they can call out Trump for his lack of conservatism. Countless pundits and analysts argue that Trump’s conservatism is merely contrived to pander to voters, as his background and past indicate that his not truly as far Right as many believe him to be. The information released by the Clinton Library may prove that Trump's conservative message is not genuine.

The 500 pages of information are likely to be ready by April 2016 at the library in Arkansas, and they will be released online just weeks later.

Do you think this release will be damaging to Trump?