Dems Upset That Trump’s Document Issue Raise The Specter Of Hillary’s Emails

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On the one hand, Trump-hating Democrats may be openly gloating about the news of alleged improper handling of documents by Donald Trump. However, on the other hand, just as many of them are upset over the way the press about Trump’s documents is having the controversy over Hillary’s email rear its head once more.

Democrats say the revelation that Trump took boxes of official documents with him upon his departure from the White House last year carries the markings of a political double standard.

Republicans — and Trump, in particular — criticized Clinton relentlessly during the 2016 presidential race over her document retention practices at the State Department, yet many in the GOP have remained silent on the recent accusations against the former president.

“The hypocrisy is not surprising at all given President Trump has always had a different set of rules for himself than he has for other people,” said Patti Solis Doyle, who served as Clinton’s campaign manager during her 2008 White House bid.

Trump handed over 15 boxes of presidential records and other materials that he had taken with him to his Palm Beach, Fla., Mar-a-Lago resort to the National Archives last month. Some of those boxes were believed to include classified information, a violation of federal record-keeping laws.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, sent a letter to David Ferriero, the archivist of the United States, seeking information about Trump’s handling of the White House records, including reports that he “repeatedly attempted to destroy presidential records.”

According to a forthcoming book by The New York Times’s Maggie Haberman, White House staff also suspected that Trump had tried to flush certain materials after finding wads of paper in a toilet. A claim that Trump vehemently denies.

“Another fake story, that I flushed papers and documents down a White House toilet, is categorically untrue and simply made up by a reporter in order to get publicity for a mostly fictitious book,” Trump said.

For Clinton and her allies, the investigation into her use of a private email server during her tenure as former President Obama’s secretary of State stands as a painful reminder of her 2016 electoral loss to Trump, who spent much of his campaign raising damaging questions about Clinton’s conduct.

Many Democrats still blame the probe — particularly former FBI Director James Comey’s announcement weeks before the 2016 election that his agency was reopening its investigation — for helping propel Trump to victory. Adding to Democrats’ exasperation is the fact that the investigation into Clinton’s emails cleared her of wrongdoing.

Even though it is in the context of the “double standard,” every news report about Trump’s alleged mishandling of documents also included callbacks to Hillary’s emails, which is just opening up old wounds for Democrats.

Trump’s allies have sought to ward off any comparison between his actions and those of Clinton. Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said that, unlike with Trump, “there was actually an investigation” into Clinton’s email practices.

He also insisted that Trump would ultimately be cleared of any wrongdoing, saying that the White House was “very diligent” in its record retention.

“What they’re doing with Donald Trump is trying to look backwards and attach some kind of relative comparison, which there is no comparison,” Meadows said, speaking to Newsmax. “When you really purposely go out to destroy documents like Hillary Clinton did … I can tell you there is not a comparison.

“We were very diligent in making sure we preserve those documents, and ultimately I think the record will show that,” he added.

12 Comments
  1. Human says

    Every president has destroyed certain records or hidden them it’s just part of the game. When 13 of Trump’s bodyguards die of mysterious reasons or multiple business partners kill themselves by shooting themselves twice or in the back of the head perhaps we can begin to make comparisons to Hillary Clinton. Until then I’m not listening. Just in case you haven’t been paying attention recent developments have shown Trump was telling the truth on nearly every subject imaginable and Clinton has lied on the same. Same with Biden Pelosi Schumer Nadler Kerry Obama etc… The list is endless and continues to grow. We of the United States have seen enough of what a so called democracy looks like under those criminals and we reject it all outright. I say no to tyrannical government and I say no to the world in Trudeau’s world view. The actions of the left at this point is born out of pure desperate as they now see their rule is Colin to a disgraceful end. Politics is a dirty game but history will remember the outright disregard for human beings and the rule of law. This may very well doom the left for eternity. I simply don’t understand how out of touch with reality these people are. I have always believed it takes a dirty person to reach the pinnacles of governance but I also believed that once a person rises to power they have an opportunity to be something more. They have the power to make the world a better place and to justify their climb. Unfortunately all we see from the present Democrat Party is greedy selfish liars that will say and do anything to enrich themselves personally. How many billions of dollars can one person need? Silver spoon ideological morons that only seek self perpetuation with no moral compass whatsoever. I was never a big supporter of Trump because of his tendency to bloviate but as the truth reveals itself my mind has changed. I was in support of his governance but his personality I found grating and a little arrogant. Now I understand why the left wanted and wants to destroy him and those who support him. He’s not a career politician and doesn’t have the self serving attitude we see in career politicians. So even though far too many have bought into the lies being spouted by criminal career leftist politicians and perpetuated by bought and paid for in the pocket media I am supporting another term for presidency by Trump. Anyone that can make these idiot leftists lose their minds and grip on reality has my support.
    God Bless America

    1. Morena says

      100% on point. Thank you for your clear explanations

  2. Michael Buie says

    Hillary was allowed to go thru her stuff and hand over what she claimed was appropriate- why is the same not allowed for Trump ? Perhaps he should take hammers and use bleach bit too- It was perfectly ok when Hillary did it —

    1. Morena says

      Sooo true

    2. Leo says

      For one thing the Hildabeast broke clear laws by tranmitting classified material electornically to an unsecure server. Unfortunately her compatriots in the government have made the trail of evidence invalid so even if she went to trial she couldn’t be convicted by the widely know evidence. I firmly believe the only way she will be served justice is on the receiving end of a high velocity piece of metal to the brain pan.

  3. Walter Wasileff says

    What about all the people Hillary MURDERED? She murdered many people and nobody seems to do anything about it. She should be in prison!

  4. Judy Graziano says

    I would say that Hillary is the one who consistently has different standards. No one has ever questioned her about anything. She just arrogantly goes about making comments and I for one do not know why anyone asks her opinion on anything. She should just fade in the background and enjoy her grandchildren.

    1. Leo says

      Not me, she would just develop her corruption in them.

  5. David Landoll says

    Just look at all the good Trump did for this country. All the while he was swimming upstream against the tide of Democrats/liberals plotting and accusing him of anything they thought would pit the citizens against him and his programs. Now we are finding out the truth. But what is happening to the dastardly and cowardly people? Pelosi is still gloating about his two impeachments, Schiff, Comey, Killary, Romney, Fake news press,the RINO’s and a slew of others have hurled treasonous accusations towards him. Imagine the greater things he could have accomplished without them. A guy once told me “Trump may be an asshole, but he’s my asshole, leave him alone” ! How’s that Biden thing working out for you. No one can convince me that we have enough stupid citizens to vote Biden and giggling harris into office.

    1. Morena says

      The impeachments were unlawful and unconstitutional and should be thrown out and every politician involved in the violation of our constitution should be arrested and thrown in jail for life

  6. Pat says

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