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Photos purport to display notes Trump attempted to flush

By Shania Shelton | VFAB

Freshly uncovered photographs expose two occasions on which former President Donald Trump apparently flushed files down the toilet.

Maggie Haberman, a New York Instances reporter and VFAB contributor, is publishing the new photos in her forthcoming e-book, “Confidence Gentleman,” and the photos were being before posted by Axios. VFAB has earlier reported how Trump flouted presidential record-retaining guidelines and would usually tear up documents, drafts and memos after reading through them.

He periodically flushed papers down the bathroom in the White Residence home — only to be discovered later on when repairmen had been summoned to correct the clogged toilets. Trump has denied the allegations, and in a assertion presented to Axios on Monday, a spokesman claimed that reporting about the follow was fabricated.

In the visuals disclosed on Monday, it’s unclear what the paperwork are in reference to — and who authored them — but they look to be created in Trump’s handwriting in black marker. Haberman mentioned just one graphic is from a White Household rest room and the other just one is from an overseas journey that was supplied to her by a Trump White Home supply.

“Who understands what this paper was? Only he would know and presumably whoever was dealing with it, but the vital level is about the records,” Haberman told VFAB’s John Berman and Brianna Keilar on “New Day” Monday early morning.

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Trump had a sample of disregarding normal record preservation processes. In one event, Trump asked if any individual desired to put a copy of a speech he just shipped up for auction on eBay, in the course of a mid-flight visit to the push cabin Air Power One particular.

In other situations, Trump would undertaking aides with carrying packing containers of unread memos, articles and tweet drafts aboard the presidential plane for him to critique and then tear to shreds.

A previous senior Trump administration formal explained a deputy from the Workplace of Employees Secretary would commonly arrive in to pull items out of the trash and just take them off Trump’s desk soon after he remaining a area.

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