Trump's Missing Emails

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    Vitalogy
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    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.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trumps-missing-emails/ar-AAjDm2V?li=BBnb7Kz

    #24443
    radiodork
    Spectator

    Nice Try Lurking, lets get back to the real issue at hand which is Hillary Clinton is back under a CRIMINAL FBI investigation.

    #24448
    Vitalogy
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    She’s not back under a criminal investigation. That’s a bald faced lie.

    And remember, they’ve got NOTHING on her after years and millions of tax dollars wasted.

    #24453
    Alfredo_T
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    I see that Trump’s minions deleted e-mails (and that is no surprise). I delete e-mails. For the most part, people who use e-mail systems do not equate the deleting of messages to the shredding of legal documents.

    Some time ago, I heard a radio commercial for a Barracuda Networks e-mail archiving device designed to meet “government compliance.” I would like everybody to think about the potential consequences of every e-mail message you have ever sent or received following you around for the rest of your days. I would hope that is not what is required to keep people honest.

    #24454
    Vitalogy
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    It’s different when you are deleting documents that have been demanded during official proceedings.

    #24456
    Alfredo_T
    Participant

    If there is a subpoena, then you MUST comply.

    However, what if Edsel’s comment from another thread is correct, and the people who deleted e-mails (Clinton included) did so because they didn’t think that anybody could care about them in the future? The e-mails are then gone, and there is nothing left to present to investigators. I think that it’s risky business, and I don’t have a really good answer.

    #24457
    jr_tech
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    #24458
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    drumpf’s missing a lot more then e-mails.





    #24459
    Alfredo_T
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    “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.”

    NOW, I see the real irony. The “Hillary for Prison” people never will.

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