Donald Trump’s refusal to answer when asked if he had ordered his staff at Mar-a-Lago to move boxes of government documents spoke volumes about his guilt.
Radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Trump if he ordered anyone to move boxes, and the former president replied, “I’m not answering that question for you, but I’m fully covered by the law.” If you read the Presidential Records Act, just read it and take a look. I am fully covered by the law. It’s a civil act. It’s civil. ”
Trump declined to answer during a radio interview when asked directly if he had ordered anyone to move boxes of classified documents. pic.twitter.com/jGC1cTthlL
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticianSarah) September 7, 2023
It’s a very simple yes or no question. If Donald Trump had not issued an order to move boxes and he had evidence that he had not issued such an order, he could say no. The fact that he refused to answer the question is very revealing.
For the three billionth time, the Presidential Records Act has nothing to do with a former president stealing government records. Trump is lying about the Presidential Records Act. The Presidential Records Act does not authorize former presidents to take classified documents with them when they leave. The Presidential Records Act regulates the preservation and requires the transfer of presidential records to the National Archives.
Donald Trump and his administration have routinely violated the Presidential Records Act while in office, so it’s laughable that the former president claims that the same law, which was regularly ignored, now protects him.