The Washington Post is reporting that some of the White House documents that Donald Trump took to his Mar-a-Lago residence were clearly marked as classified, including documents at the “top secret” level, according to two people familiar with the matter.
There was a time when Trump’s “Lock Her Up” campaign against Hillary Clinton’s “bigger than Watergate” e-mails prompted a deafening Republican outcry.
Remember this? — “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”
Now some of those Republicans are silent on Trump’s mishandling of White House classified documents, and some are suggesting that Trump is being treated harsher than Hillary.
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) started investigating Hillary in 2017 but now thinks the standards are different for Trump.
“Why is the Archives handling this differently?” was Grassley’s statement.
TFG handed over more than a dozen boxes of documents that included letters, gifts and the National Archives believes there were classified — and possibly “top secret” — documents.
“The law is the law, and it ought to be enforced regardless of which party is involved.” He added that he believed the National Archives, at the time “was less inclined” to involve the Justice Department in the recovery of Mrs. Clinton’s emails.
“But now, after the Archives was able to recover presidential records, it seems to want to loop in the Justice Department,” he said.
The former House Oversight Committee chairman (R-Utah) who relentlessly pursued Clinton investigations said he’d have to see more specific information about the Trump records. He would like to know if there were copies of the records Trump took, flushed, ripped up, or ate. Chaffetz said this behavior did not necessarily mean Trump destroyed records.
“I believe in the sanctity of the federal records,” Mr. Chaffetz said, “but you’re going to have to come up with specific instances.”