Trump Claims ‘The Only Way’ the National Archives Could Get Classified Docs Back Was to Ask ‘Please, Please, Please’
“The only way NARA could ever get this stuff, this back, would be ‘please, please, please, could we have it back?’” Trump told Baier, who promptly pointed out that they did ask for them back.
Eventually, Baier regained the floor to establish that “then they [NARA] went to DOJ to subpoena you to get the –”
“Which they’ve never done before,” interjected Trump.BAIER: Why not just hand them over then?
TRUMP: Because I had boxes, I want to go through the boxes and get all my personal things out. I don’t want to hand that over to NARA yet, and I was very busy as you’ve sort of seen.
BAIER: Yeah, but according to the indictment, you then tell this aide to move to other locations after telling your lawyers to say you’d fully complied with the subpoena when you hadn’t.
TRUMP: Before I send boxes over I have to take all of my things out. These boxes were interspersed with all sorts of things.
Bret Baier’s interview will air tonight.