Trump Destroyed Thousands Of Emails In Defiance Of Court Orders Relating To Lawsuits Against Him

Via:  john-russell  •  2 years ago  •  25 comments

Trump Destroyed Thousands Of Emails In Defiance Of Court Orders Relating To Lawsuits Against Him

Donald Trump has a long, troubling history of destroying and hiding important documents in lawsuits, but he thinks Hillary Clinton’s the one who should be going to jail.

Over the course of decades, Donald Trump’s companies have systematically destroyed or hidden thousands of emails, digital records and paper documents demanded in official proceedings, often in defiance of court orders. These tactics—exposed by aNewsweek review of thousands of pages of court filings, judicial orders and affidavits from an array of court cases—have enraged judges, prosecutors, opposing lawyers and the many ordinary citizens entangled in litigation with Trump. In each instance, Trump and entities he controlled also erected numerous hurdles that made lawsuits drag on for years, forcing courtroom opponents to spend huge sums of money in legal fees as they struggled—sometimes in vain—to obtain records.

This behavior is of particular import given Trump’s frequent condemnations of Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent, for having deleted more than 30,000 emails from a server she used during her time as secretary of state. While Clinton and her lawyers have said all of those emails were personal, Trump has suggested repeatedly on the campaign trail that they were government documents Clinton was trying to hide and that destroying them constituted a crime. The allegation—which the FBI concluded was not supported by any evidence—is a crowd-pleaser at Trump rallies, often greeted by supporters chanting, “Lock her up!”
 

TRUMP’S USE OF DECEPTION and untruthful affidavits, as well as the hiding or improper destruction of documents, dates back to at least 1973, when the Republican nominee, his father and their real estate company battled the federal government over civil charges that they refused to rent apartments to African-Americans. The Trump strategy was simple: deny, impede and delay, while destroying documents the court had ordered them to hand over.

 

.....THIS REVIEW OF TRUMP’S many decades of abusing the judicial system, ignoring judges, disregarding rules, destroying documents and lying about it is not simply a sordid history lesson. Rather, it helps explain his behavior since he declared his candidacy. He promised to turn over his tax returns and his health records—just as he promised to comply with document discovery requirements in so many lawsuits—then reneged. As a result, he has left a sparse evidentiary trail that can be used to assess his wealth, his qualifications for the presidency or even his fitness. Should voters choose him to be the next U.S. president, he will enter the Oval Office as a mystery, a man who has repeatedly flouted the rules. He has solemnly told the country to trust him while refusing to produce any records to prove whether he speaks the truth or has utter contempt for it.

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http://www.newsweek.com/2016/11/11/donald-trump-companies-destroyed-emails-documents-515120.html

 

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JohnRussell
link   seeder  JohnRussell    2 years ago

Why is the biased media ignoring the mountains of corruption connected to Donald J Trump? 

 
 
Sean Treacy
link   Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell   2 years ago

SO you agree destruction of subpoenaed emails constitutes corruption, yet still excuse her criminality.

 

 
 
JohnRussell
link   seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy   2 years ago

Everything we know about Trump indicates he has all of the negative traits associated with Clinton, and many many many more that she doesn't have.

That is what I know. . 

 
 
96WS6
link   96WS6  replied to  JohnRussell   2 years ago

"Everything we know about Trump indicates he has all of the negative traits associated with Clinton, and many many many more that she doesn't have."

No excuse for what Trump did but all the negative traits associated with Hillary?   Prove he lied to congress and that the emails he deleted put the entire nation at risk, and that he put a public office up for sale, then we'll talk.

 

 
 
JohnRussell
link   seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  96WS6   2 years ago

Trump is far more of a pathological liar than Clinton has ever dreamed of being. I don't know if he has ever testified before Congress, but if and when he does, he will lie and lie and lie. That is a given. 

 

'Traits' don't pertain to specific instances, they pertain to characteristics. Trump has been shown to have every bad characteristic of Clinton, plus many many more. He is easily the worst presidential candidate in American history. 

 
 
Jonathan P
link   Jonathan P  replied to  JohnRussell   2 years ago

It really sucks to feel beholden to every one of your party's candidates, doesn't it...

 
 
JohnRussell
link   seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Jonathan P   2 years ago

I'm really not a "both sides are equally bad" type of person. There is always a choice. 

Donald Trump is the worst, most unqualified presidential candidate in the history of the country. 

That is why the nation's major newspapers have uniformly shunned him, to an extent never seen before. 

 
 
Dean Moriarty
link   Dean Moriarty  replied to  Jonathan P   2 years ago

He's even gone as far as to say Jesse Jackson Jr should have been reelected rather than his opponent when everyone knew he was both crazy and corrupt. 

 
 
JohnRussell
link   seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Jonathan P   2 years ago

As of October 30, 71 of the nation's 100 largest newspapers by paid circulation have made endorsements.[1] Of these, 56 have endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, three endorsedLibertarian candidate Gary Johnson, nine gave no endorsement, two weighed in specifically against Republican candidate Donald Trump, and one endorsed Donald Trump.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspaper_endorsements_in_the_United_States_presidential_election,_2016

 
 
Dean Moriarty
link   Dean Moriarty  replied to  JohnRussell   2 years ago

Been trying to tell you about the medias liberal bias for a very long time. You used to put up an argument but now you are showing proof of it. 

 
 
1ofmany
link   1ofmany  replied to  JohnRussell   2 years ago

I don't know if he has ever testified before Congress, but if and when he does, he will lie and lie and lie. That is a given. 

And if he lived to be a thousand, Trump could not match Hillary in the number or magnitude of his lies. Hillary will lie about  things as trivial as the origin of her name to the reason for a terrorist attack that killed the American ambassador. 

 
 
1ofmany
link   1ofmany  replied to  JohnRussell   2 years ago

Why is the biased media ignoring the mountains of corruption connected to Donald J Trump? 

The issue is political corruption. That requires the ability to wield the powers of the government, which Trump can't do unless he's in the government.

 
 
JohnRussell
link   seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  1ofmany   2 years ago

ROFL.  You want to put a proven pathological liar , cheat, and fraud  (Trump) into the Oval Office and then hope he changes his life long narcissistic stripes. That's hilarious. 

 
 
1ofmany
link   1ofmany  replied to  JohnRussell   2 years ago

ROFL.  You want to put a proven pathological liar , cheat, and fraud  (Trump) into the Oval Office and then hope he changes his life long narcissistic stripes.

No, I want to expose Hillary for the lying, conniving, incompetent scoundrel that she is. I have no intention of choosing between a liar and a buffoon because both are completely unacceptable to me.

 
 
sixpick
link   sixpick    2 years ago

I really feel for you brother, but you can only blame people like yourself.  Now you see what happens when blind faith rules and nobody really cares.

 
 
JohnRussell
link   seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  sixpick   2 years ago

You don't make any sense, but why start now? 

 
 
sixpick
link   sixpick  replied to  JohnRussell   2 years ago

I feel for you because you haven't learned a thing during all this time. 

 
 
sixpick
link   sixpick    2 years ago

I heard Weiner text a 15 year old and ended up screwing a 70 year old.

 
 
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