Bombshell photos obtained by the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman were released by Axios today in an exclusive report that allegedly shows scraps of official Trump White House documents, which were supposed to be protected by federal preservation laws, in both a White House toilet and an Air Force One toilet — seemingly confirming allegations made my Haberman and several former White House staffers that Donald Trump regularly destroyed official administration documents throughout his term.
At the beginning of this year, the now-former president was credibly accused 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.
At the time of the allegations, Trump was of course 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 that the proof is in the pudding.
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Or, rather, in the toilet.
Haberman shared the bombshell photos with Axios ahead of the upcoming release of her book on October 4th, Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America. According to Haberman’s sources, one of the photos shows a White House toilet with ripped-up documents in the bowl, while the other is of an Air Force One toilet during an overseas trip. In the photos, Trump’s signature Sharpie writing is seen on the scraps of paper, while the name “Roger” is eligible on one portion, and the name of New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik can clearly be seen underneath it.
Suffice it to say, the photos are about as damning as damning gets for the disgraced ex-president. And as such, his team is desperately trying to clean up the mess as fast as they can.
Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich spoke with Axios as part of their exclusive reporting on the photos and he had this to say:
You have to be pretty desperate to sell books if pictures of paper in a toilet bowl is part of your promotional plan. We know … there’s enough people willing to fabricate stories like this in order to impress the media class — a media class who is willing to run with anything, as long as it anti-Trump.”
They’re reeking of desperation at this point because, frankly, they know they’ve been caught.
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