Former President Donald Trump’s attorney, Jim Trusty, had a tense discussion with NBC’s Chuck Todd on Sunday about the possibly mishandled classified documents recovered from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
During an episode of NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Todd questioned Trusty about the classified documents which had been recovered by the FBI following a raid in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home last summer. Todd specifically inquired whether Trump was considering trying to get a financial settlement for holding the documents, much like it had happened in former President Nixon’s case who had been paid $18 million for his audio tapes.
Trusty however claimed that “Ah, that’s just a cheap shot.”
Todd proceeded to question why Trump would keep “bringing up this Nixon thing” if it weren’t for that purpose. Trusty answered that “this has rotten underpinning in terms of bureaucrats being politicized followed up by an all-too-eager DOJ to criminalize something that’s not a crime.” He proceeded to state that this was why the President had made those comments.
Trusty was then asked if Trump had been the one to personally pack the boxes with the classified documents after he left the White House. Trusty said that Trump had not been the one to personally pack these documents, and further claimed that the classified document found in President Biden’s private residence in Delaware, was far “more egregious and intentional.”
Todd however argued that this was not an argument claiming that others “broke the law. So let us break the law?”