Former Trump Aide Hints That Donald Destroyed Mueller’s Evidence

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Donald Trump has insisted throughout the Mueller investigation and its fallout that his administration provided every piece of evidence requested by the Mueller team and that he has been the “most transparent” president in history. Trump, however, says a lot of things that aren’t true.

Omarosa Manigault-Newman was once an adviser to President Trump on issues facing the black community in some turn of irony that baffled everyone since she has consistently been completely out of tune with issues facing the black community. Once she was fired from the Trump administration, she took every opportunity to bash it and Trump.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Saturday program with Rev. Al Sharpton, Manigault-Newman discussed evidence from the campaign that may have related to the investigation.

‘I think it’s important to realize that very early on in the administration, we got letters directing us to preserve all information related to the Mueller investigation, all investigations, any information, any emails, any correspondence. We had a clear directive to preserve those documents, preserve emails, preserve text messages.’

Although she preserved that evidence as instructed, she was told to leave it behind after her firing. She told Rev. Sharpton that General Kelly, who was the chief of staff to Trump at the time.

‘So I thought it was very interesting that after my discussion with General Kelly in the Situation Room when I went to take my things, I was instructed that I had to leave seven boxes of documents that came from the campaign, the inauguration, the transition, and they would not allow me to get them.’

Manigault-Newman told Sharpton that once the Mueller report was released, the majority of the evidence she left in care of the Trump administration was not included.

‘What’s very curious to me is that, as I stated, it was seven boxes of documents, and in my emails, they only referenced two, which leads me to believe that they’ve destroyed the other five.’

The fate of those documents and emails is unknown. It’s quite possible that they weren’t requested or that they were determined to be unrelated to the investigation. However, she’s right that it is “curious” that so much of the information has since disappeared from view.

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