No one will soon forget the explosive news that came out at the beginning of this year when the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reported that numerous former White House staffers alleged that Donald Trump had a pesky habit of regularly destroying official documents that were subject to federal preservation laws — including tearing papers up, burning them, eating scraps of paper, and even flushing documents down the toilet, to the extent that it often left them clogged.
Trump, of course, was quick to push out a statement through his Save America denying the allegations against him, writing, “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. n 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.”
But now, it seems Haberman has the cold, hard proof.
In an exclusive, bombshell report from Axios, Haberman has reportedly obtained and released insider photos that allegedly show illegally shredded, official Trump administration documents in both a White House toilet, as well as an Air Force One toilet.
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In their reporting, complete with an exclusive first look at the damning photos, Axios writes:
The revelation by Haberman, whose coverage as a New York Times White House correspondent was followed obsessively by Trump, adds a vivid new dimension to his lapses in preserving government documents. Axios was provided an exclusive first look at some of her reporting,” Axios is reporting while also producing two photos that show paper fragments in the toilets that contain Trump’s tell-tale writing with a Sharpie.”
In one of the photos, New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik’s can clearly be seen on one of the scraps of paper.
“Haberman — who obtained the photos recently — shared them with us ahead of the Oct. 4 publication of her book, ‘Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America,'” Axios adds in their report on the matter.
The publication goes on to report that Maggie Haberman explained, “Mr. Trump was discarding documents this way was not widely known within the West Wing, but some aides were aware of the habit, which he engaged in repeatedly. It was an extension of Trump’s term-long habit of ripping up documents that were supposed to be preserved under the Presidential Records Act.”
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