Trump has concocted a plan to trade the government documents he stole for documents on the Russia investigation.
Mr Trump floated the idea of offering the deal to return the boxes in exchange for documents he said would expose the Russia investigation as a “hoax” concocted by the FBI. Mr Trump didn’t seem to know precisely what he thought the archive had – only that there were items he wanted.
Mr. Trump’s aides – acknowledging that such an exchange would be a no-start since the government had a clear right to the material Mr. Trump had taken from the White House and the Russia-related documents held by the archives remained marked as classified – never acted on the idea.
Trump is convinced that there are secret documents somewhere that will show that the FBI fabricated the Russian investigation into his 2016 campaign. The links between the Trump campaign and Russia have already been proven.
It’s been almost seven years, and Donald Trump is still trying to gloss over the Russian scandal.
The idea that the government would never exchange documents because Trump was break the law never entered the head of the former president.
Trump still operates on a leverage principle from the 1980s, and he has convinced himself that the world is the apprentice and that everything is a deal.
As the government demonstrated through its search for Mar-a-Lago, Trump has no leverage.
Donald Trump tried to get himself out of legal danger by committing more crimes, demonstrating that Trump’s instincts are still criminal.
Mr. Easley is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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