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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Former President Donald Trump railed against attempts by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to retrieve a trove of documents, saying "it's not theirs, it's mine," according to The New York Times.

That is the response that several advisors told the paper that Trump gave to White House counsel Pat Cipollone and his deputy Patrick Philbin.



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"The FBI interviewed former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and his former deputy Patrick Philbin earlier this year as part of the investigation into federal records taken to Donald Trump's Palm Beach home, two people briefed on the matter said."

rut-roh... rats/sinking ship

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-17 12:20 PM | Reply


Trump denies flushing records down the toilet and says he was told he was under 'no obligation' to turn over documents, despite the law requiring it (February 10, 2022)

...Former President Donald Trump on Thursday denied a claim that he flushed documents down a White House toilet and said he was told he was under "no obligation" to turn over his administration's records, which flies in the face of presidential-records law.

"Also, another fake story, that I flushed papers and documents down a White House toilet, is categorically untrue and simply made up by a reporter in order to get publicity for a mostly fictitious book," Trump said in a statement released by his Save America PAC after Axios reported on excerpts of the New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman's upcoming book, "Confidence Man."

Jennifer Jacobs, a Bloomberg White House reporter, said Haberman's reporting about the documents in toilets was "100% accurate" and that sources at the time confirmed staff found torn up pieces of papers in toilets and thought that Trump was behind it.

Trump has faced days of questions and reports over his apparent flouting of the Presidential Records Act, which requires every White House to preserve memos, documents, and other memorabilia considered the property of the American people.

"In actuality, I have been told I was under no obligation to give this material based on various legal rulings that have been made over the years," Trump said in his statement....

It might be interesting to find who, if anyone, gave fmr Pres trump that opinion.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-17 01:40 PM | Reply

Trump penned and loudly touted the law which may send him to prison.

And another feebly lame excuse, "they could have had them any time" bites the dust.

The DOJ did the right thing.

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2022-08-17 02:03 PM | Reply

"based on various legal rulings that have been made over the years"

Oh really? Name one. You fat, lying sack.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-17 05:29 PM | Reply

"It's not theirs, it's mine."

It's Trump dictator mentality in full bloom. He goes nuckin' futz when anybody thinks they have authority over him. Now they must die!

Truth be, Trump belongs in a mental asylum.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-08-19 05:08 AM | Reply

"Trump belongs in a mental asylum."

Too bad the libs dismantled the asylums.
Read it and weep.

#6 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2022-08-19 07:28 AM | Reply

Trump penned and loudly touted the law which may send him to prison.

Not even enumerated in the warrant. Like you aren't even paying attention.

It might be interesting to find who, if anyone, gave fmr Pres trump that opinion.

My guess it was Clinton Tapes via the Judicial Watch v. NARA opinion

That decision, of what is personal and what is "presidential" is given to POTUS while in office, and POTUS's successor after POTUS leaves office.

All three statutory violations alleged in the search warrant rely on a claim that these are government records and/or Presidential Records.

If that is not accurate, there is not prosecutable case. Same problem with supposedly classified docs.

#7 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-08-19 08:54 AM | Reply

Trump penned a law??

#8 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2022-08-19 11:58 AM | Reply

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