Lawyer Admits Trump Had Stolen Government Materials In His Bedroom
Donald Trump's lawyer claimed that Trump was using a 'classified daily briefing folder' to block a light on his nightstand while he slept.
Trump’s New Excuse For Stealing Classified Docs
Trump's lawyer Timothy Parlatore on CNN:
Parlatore said, “This is kind of one of the more humorous aspects of this whole thing. This is not a classified folder. This is a folder that when my team went through and searched and they wrote up their report which we turned over to DOJ. It’s a folder, manila folder that says classified evening summary on it. It’s in the president’s bedroom. He has one of those landline telephones next to his bed. It has a blue light on it. It keeps him up at night, so he took the manila folder and put it over it so it would keep the light down, so he could sleep at night, and it’s just this folder that says classified evening summary on it. It is not a classification marking. It is not anything that is controlled in any way. There is nothing illegal about it. There’s nothing in it, and when DOJ found out about it, they went crazy.”
Notice how Trump’s attorney called the folder incident humorous but wasn’t laughing when he told the story.
Trump’s lawyer was trying to portray this episode as an example of an overzealous prosecution, but it raises a lot of important questions that we will discuss below.
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