Syndicated with permission via Valiant News| Andrew White| Mark Meadows, the former Chief of Staff to 45th President Donald Trump, has still yet to offer any sort of statement supporting his former boss over the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, even as the once unflappable Trump ally is accused of being “responsible” for mismanaging the documents seized during the FBI the raid.
A report written by New York Times correspondent and CNN analyst Maggie Haberman, co-authored by Glenn Thrush, Alan Feuer, and Katie Benner, citing claims from two sources familiar with the situation, has pointed to Meadows being the individual “who oversaw presidential records in the chaotic closing days of the administration.”
It should be noted that Haberman – through her media allies and while promoting her new book – is the one who published photos of what she claims are notes written by Trump that were flushed down a toilet the same day as the Mar-a-Lago raid.
NEW IN AXIOS: Trump denied flushing documents as president, as I learned during reporting last year for CONFIDENCE MAN. A Trump White House source recently provided PHOTOS of paper with Trump’s handwriting in two different toilets via @mikeallen https://t.co/wv6rrupO1n
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 8, 2022
Haberman and her sources claim Meadows failed to “organize an effort to collect, box and deliver materials to the National Archives” amid Trump’s settling of “political grievances and personal grudges” during the final weeks of his administration.
When allegations that Trump mishandled documents first surfaced in February, Meadows had dismissed the reports as unverifiable and refuted the allegations.
“We were very diligent in making sure we preserved those documents and ultimately I think the record will show that,” Meadows told Newsmax on February 10. He’s remained silent after the FBI raided his former boss over the same claims.
At the same time, previous reports claim the alleged classified documents were taken to Mar-a-Lago on purpose by someone close to Trump.
The British publication Politicalite claimed last week that a “disloyal aide” had “planted” classified documents within a box during the time Trump had vacated the White House in January of 2021, according to a “top Trump source.”
“They [the FBI] won’t come out empty handed,” the source told Politicalite. “As if Trump were stupid enough…