Twice-failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s attempt to trash President Donald Trump backfired when she was snubbed by the New York Times.
Hillary tried to gloat over reports that Trump took some top-secret documents to Mar-a-Lago after he left office.
The National Archives and Records Administration discovered some missing documents and worked with the 45th president to recover, what the Washington Post called “multiple boxes of White House records,” from Trump’s Florida club last month.
The Left is accusing Trump of violating the Presidential Records Act, a toothless bill with zero enforcement mechanisms.
Democrats are demanding that he be punished for the “violation.”
The Washington Post shot down that dream by noting that all recent administrations have all had some Presidential Records Act violations.
Even Mitt Romney seemed to think this was a nonstory: “I would note there’s so many actions the President took that I thought were meritorious of him being removed from office and banned from ever running again that, on the list of his sins, I put this lower down on the scale.”
But that didn’t stop the anti-Trump Left, however.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said:
“It would be intolerable for the Justice Department to have investigated Hillary Clinton over handling of classified emails and ignore allegations that Donald Trump may have brought classified documents and violated classification by bringing them to Mar-a-Lago.”
Enter Hillary Clinton, who wrote On Twitter: “Just in time for Galentine’s Day, and the news that Trump was flushing documents down White House toilets…
“A limited-edition hat is in the store now.”
She linked to one of her nonprofits to try to cash in on the moment but ended up giving up the game.
However, the New York Times snubbed Clinton and refused to give her the opportunity to gloat in their pages.
A former Hillary staffer broke the news on social media:
“The @nytimes just printed a story on Trump’s mishandling of classified information.
“They asked for comment from @HillaryClinton’s office as this exposes his hypocrisy.
“In typical form, the NYT’s editors declined to print the comment, so posting it here.”
Just in time for Galentine’s Day, and the news that Trump was flushing documents down White House toilets…
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 11, 2022
Trump said of the report:
“Following collaborative and respectful discussions, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) openly and willingly arranged with President Trump for the transport of boxes that contained letters, records, newspapers, magazines and various articles.
“Some of this information will someday be displayed in the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library for the public to view my Administration’s incredible accomplishments for the American People.
“The media’s characterization of my relationship with NARA is Fake News.
“It was exactly the opposite!
“It was a great honor to work with NARA to help formally preserve the Trump Legacy.
“The papers were given easily and without conflict and on a very friendly basis, which is different from the accounts being drawn up by the Fake News Media.
“In fact, it was viewed as routine and ‘no big deal.’
“In actuality, I have been told I was under no obligation to give this material based on various legal rulings that have been made over the years.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton, as an example, deleted and acid-washed 32,000 emails and never gave that to the government.
“Also, another fake story, that I flushed papers and documents down a White House toilet, is categorically untrue and simply made up by a reporter in order to get publicity for a mostly fictitious book.”
The @nytimes just printed a story on Trump’s mishandling of classified information. They asked for comment from @HillaryClinton’s office as this exposes his hypocrisy. In typical form, the NYT’s editors declined to print the comment, so posting it here. pic.twitter.com/iSYHtBKXgY
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) February 11, 2022