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Trump companies destroyed emails and other documents judges ordered him to turn over: report

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Donald Trump has slammed Hillary Clinton for deleting more than 30,000 emails from her personal server — but the Republican presidential nominee’s companies have systematically destroyed records sought by his opponents in lawsuits.

Court filings, judicial orders and affidavits show Trump’s employees destroyed or hid thousands of emails, digital records and other documents demanded as part of official proceedings, reported Kurt Eichenwald for Newsweek.

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Some of the destruction violated court orders, and the tactic often forced contractors, former business partners and others entangled in lawsuits with Trump to “spend huge sums of money in legal fees as they struggled—sometimes in vain—to obtain records,” Eichenwald reported.

Trump tells his supporters that Clinton engaged in similar tactics to destroy government documents, and his claims are frequently met with chants of “lock her up.”

The real estate developer employed that strategy — “deny, impede and delay, while destroying documents the court had ordered them to hand over” — dating back to 1973, when Trump and his father battled the federal government over racist housing discrimination claims.

Trump has fed misleading information to reporters about his lawsuits, threatened libel lawsuits against his critics and lied during sworn statements, Eichenwald reported.

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The review showed Trump had disregarded rules and abused the judicial system for decades — which Eichenwald said explained much of his behavior since announcing his White House bid.

“He promised to turn over his tax returns and his health records — just as he promised to comply with document discovery requirements in so many lawsuits — then reneged,” Eichenwald wrote. “As a result, he has left a sparse evidentiary trail that can be used to assess his wealth, his qualifications for the presidency or even his fitness.”


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‘Morrison in the USA sucking up to Trump’: Aussies furious to see prime minister campaigning for Trump

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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared at a rally in Ohio Sunday, prompting Aussies to complain that it's unacceptable for their leader to be campaigning for Trump.

Trump invited himself to a Houston, Texas rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he tried to campaign for the U.S. president with Indian-American voters. Sadly, however, nearly 80 percent of Indian-American voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

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