Donald Trump has his own email problem. Court records reveal that Trump has a history of destroying email evidence in cases where he is being sued.
USA Today reported:
In 2006, when a judge ordered Donald Trump’s casino operation to hand over several years’ worth of emails, the answer surprised him: The Trump Organization routinely erased emails and had no records from 1996 to 2001. The defendants in a case that Trump brought said this amounted to destruction of evidence, a charge never resolved.
At that time, a Trump IT director testified that until 2001, executives in Trump Tower relied on personal email accounts using dial-up Internet services, despite the fact that Trump had launched a high-speed Internet provider in 1998 and announced he would wire his whole building with it. Another said Trump had no routine process for preserving emails before 2005.
Judge Jeffrey Streitfeld was stunned. “He has a house up in Palm Beach County listed for $125 million, but he doesn’t keep emails. That’s a tough one,” he said, according to transcripts obtained by USA TODAY. “If somebody starts to put forth as a fact something that doesn’t make any sense to me and causes me to have a concern about their credibility in the discovery process, that’s not a good direction to go, and I am really having a hard time with this.”
Trump brings up Clinton’s emails during every speech. The Republican nominee is fond of saying that Clinton should go to prison for her use of private email, but it turns out that Donald Trump has been destroying emails that were related to court cases that he was involved in, a.k.a. evidence, for years.
Donald Trump willfully and knowingly destroys evidence in legal matters, but Republicans want voters to believe that Hillary Clinton is the criminal. Congressional Republicans have spent years trying to dig up something on Clinton’s emails only to have their party nominate the one person who has no credibility when it comes to emails.
Trump destroyed the only argument that Republicans might have had against Hillary Clinton as life with Donald Trump continues only to get worse for the GOP.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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