In the very first major issue where he was involved, a federal suit over discrimination at Trump properties, Donald Trump stalled for months. Finally, he was dragged into court.
… under subpoena, Trump appeared for a short deposition. When asked about the missing documents, he made a shocking admission: The Trumps had been destroying their corporate records for the previous six months and had no document-retention program. They had conducted no inspections to determine which files might have been sought in the discovery requests or might otherwise be related to the case. Instead, in order to “save space,” Trump testified, officials with his company had been tossing documents into the shredder and garbage.
Why would Donald Trump suspect that Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails contained important information? Because Trump knows that when he had the chance, he destroyed incriminating evidence. He did it not once or twice, but as a matter of routine.
And a man who has been involved in 3,500 lawsuits gets the routine down pat.
Trump didn’t just claim to have no emails. In one case, he repeatedly denied even having a server.
That was false …
Finally, during a deposition nine months after he had signed the deceptive affidavit, the same Trump executive admitted his assertions in it were untrue. In fact, an IBM Domino server for emails and other files had been installed in 1999, the same year witnesses for Power Plant contended that Trump had learned of the casino deal. Prior to that, as early as 1997, the Trump corporations used servers off-site ...
What happened with Trump’s servers? Destroyed. The emails? Destroyed. And all of it while in the middle of a legal action where the emails had been subpoenaed.
The deletions continued, and backup tapes were reused—thus erasing the data they held. Power Plant lawyers also discovered that after the lawsuit was filed, Trump Hotels disposed of a key witness’s computer without preserving the data on it.
Donald Trump knows about destroying evidence. It’s Trump’s reaction to everything. Because Donald Trump knows that when evidence of his actions becomes public, it’s always an issue.
Just look at the Billy Bush tape.
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