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Mon Oct 31, 2016, 07:22 AM

Donald Trump's Companies Destroyed Emails in Defiance of Court Orders

Source: Newsweek

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 a Newsweek 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.

Shortly after the government filed its case in October, Trump attacked: He falsely declared to reporters that the feds had no evidence he and his father discriminated against minorities, but instead were attempting to force them to lease to welfare recipients who couldn’t pay their rent.



Read more: http://europe.newsweek.com/donald-trump-companies-destroyed-emails-documents-515120

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Reply Donald Trump's Companies Destroyed Emails in Defiance of Court Orders (Original post)
Denzil_DC Oct 2016 OP
sarae Oct 2016 #1
madokie Oct 2016 #3
sarae Oct 2016 #5
DK504 Oct 2016 #18
trusty elf Oct 2016 #2
global1 Oct 2016 #4
Coyotl Oct 2016 #9
ck4829 Oct 2016 #6
Bear Creek Oct 2016 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2016 #8
vlyons Oct 2016 #10
dalton99 Oct 2016 #11
world wide wally Oct 2016 #12
dalton99 Oct 2016 #13
erpowers Oct 2016 #24
RussBLib Oct 2016 #14
rockfordfile Oct 2016 #26
mountain grammy Oct 2016 #15
Tactical Peek Oct 2016 #16
Nitram Oct 2016 #17
Hekate Oct 2016 #20
SunSeeker Oct 2016 #21
Denzil_DC Oct 2016 #22
canetoad Oct 2016 #23
LiberalLovinLug Oct 2016 #25

Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 07:24 AM

1. Biggest hypocrite to ever exist? I think so...

Thanks for the link!

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Response to sarae (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 07:30 AM

3. That would be Criminal Hypocrite

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Response to madokie (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 07:38 AM

5. Yep...

I've never seen a person that embodies so many of humanity's worst traits.

Misogynist, Racist, Criminal, Hypocrite, Conman, Pedofile, Rapist, Abuser, Pathological Liar, Sociopath...it's pretty unreal that he's a nominee for President of the United States.

How the f*** did we get here?!

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Response to sarae (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 11:39 AM

18. Bigly!

Fraud that should be held in contempt of court.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 07:29 AM

2. This assh*le is one of the slimiest, most shameless hypocrites and con artists I've ever seen.

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 07:37 AM

4. Everything He Says Is Really The Opposite ....

His relationship is really with the Devil.

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:36 AM

9. Ask yourself, "Would you want your daughter to meet this man?"

 

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 07:49 AM

6. Trump would say "That's smart", but says what Hillary does is evil plus incompetence

Sounds like he's been projecting this entire time.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 07:52 AM

7. Yet Again

Republicans hollar about the things they do themselves. They think because they do something wrong everyone else does it to. This justifies it in their minds. I hope this article grows legs, he needs to answer for all the horrible things he has done.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:03 AM

8. When a candidate (Donald J tRump) lies like a rug in 2015-16, it didn't begin that year or decade.nt

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:42 AM

10. The 8th Circle of Hell

In Dante's Divine Comedy, way way down in the 8th Ring of Hell is where you'll find fraudsters of all kinds. Corrupt politicians, hypocrites, thieves, panderers and seducers, con artists, divisive individuals, perjurers and counterfeits. No doubt the right ring for Trump.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:46 AM

11. That's ok, he'll change and obey the law when he becomes President

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 09:02 AM

12. I'm hoping this will make many, many of his voters just stay home

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 09:11 AM

13. Unfortunately they will still vote for him even if he urinates on the constitution on national TV

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 02:08 PM

24. "But He Was Not a Politician"

You know a number of his supporters will just say he was not a politician like Hillary Clinton was when her emails were deleted. They will go as far as to say it was actually a smart thing for a business man to delete his business emails so his competition could not get access to them. They would even go as far as to say no foreign entity came close to get government secrets as a result of Donald Trump's emails.

It seems that with some of Donald Trump's supporters it is true that he could do just about anything and they would still vote for him. Some of his supporters just do not care what he does.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 09:17 AM

14. Just. A. Total. Fucking. Scumbag.

But of course his die-hard supporters won't believe any of it.

It becomes more and more apparent that this criminal should never be allowed near the White House.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 05:47 PM

26. That's putting it lightly

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 09:45 AM

15. Lock him up!

Now here's some more information on just how devious and deceitful Donald is that his supporters won't give a shit about.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 10:53 AM

16. What this country needs


What this country needs is a Sue Donald Trump Fund and a fund-raising org/clearing house to go with it, to coordinate and expedite the army of claims against that asshole.

Finance the costs of litigation when necessary, share in court-awarded monies where appropriate, bring that jerk down.

Not for profit, just for fun.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 11:28 AM

17. The double standard is mind-boggling.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 12:28 PM

20. Trick or Treat, Donnie! Thank you, Kurt Eichenwald.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 12:42 PM

21. K & R for exposure.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:27 PM

22. Here's Eichenwald's Twitter feed,

where he's currently discussing the article: https://twitter.com/kurteichenwald/with_replies

He said earlier that he wrote the article before the latest Clinton/Abedin kerfuffle.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:39 PM

23. Thanks for posting

Good article. I've worked for various architectural companies and they keep EVERYTHING regarding projects. But then again, they always have current insurance to cover eventualities.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 02:20 PM

25. OMG people its just emails!

Sure it may have been technically the wrong thing to do. But for pete's sake how important, in the grand scheme of things, is that one incident about emails "mishandling" important enough to decide who is fit for President?

Now Hillary on the other hand...she had these emails.....






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