New York Times reporter Maggie Habermann has a new book coming out, and she makes quite a few shocking revelations in the book. One of the revelations, which came out this past weekend, was that Trump personally told her that he took documents from the White House over a year ago, but then swore that he returned them to the National Archives (which was later revealed to be a lie because those documents were found at Mar-a-Lago.) Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.
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New York times, journalist Maggie Haberman has a book that is going to be coming out very soon. A book is called, uh, confidence, man, the making of Donald Trump and the breaking of America. Now we have talked about this book before, because it made headlines a couple weeks ago when Maggie Haberman revealed some information that she had gotten from Trump himself, that actually is very relevant in multiple criminal investigations into Donald Trump evidence that she should have brought forward a long time ago, but didn’t because she wanted to put it in her book and sell books. Well, guess what? We have even more of those kinds of revelations now, thanks to an excerpt of the book published in the Atlantic over the weekend. And Maggie Haberman says that on September 16th, 2021. So a little bit over a year ago, Donald Trump told her that he took documents from the white house.
Let me read this excerpt for, for you. He demured. When I asked if he had taken any documents of note upon departing the white house, nothing of great urgency. No. He said before mentioning the letters that Kim Jong UN had sent him, which he had showed off to so many oval office visitors, that advisors were concerned. He was being careless with sensitive material. He kept talking seeming to have registered my surprise and said, no, I, I think that’s in the archives. But most of it is in the archives, but Kim Jong UN letters, we have incredible things.
We have incredible things. Do you know when that statement is right there? In my opinion, that’s an admission of a crime, right? Maybe not a violation of the ESP espionage act, which is one of the things he’s being investigated for, but, uh, sure as hell a violation of the presidential records act, even though those letters were sent to Donald J. Trump from Kim Jong UN, they’re not his letters that was official correspondence sent to the president of the United States. So basically those letters were not sent to a man, even though they had the man’s name on them. They’re sent to an entity of the United States government. And because that entity happens to be the president of the United States, those documents, even if they were personal love letters from Kim Jong UN belonged to the United States of America and not Donald Trump and having them in his possession was in fact, a violation of the presidential records act. Now you may be thinking, hold up there Faren. He said the national archives had ’em. They asked him for these documents and he gave them back. No he didn’t. No, he didn’t. They were among the documents recovered from Mar Lago during that August 6th visit from the FBI. So he lied to Haberman about having, given those documents back. And then of course said, we
Have incredible things. Haberman is not an idiot. Haberman is very smart. She’s a very talented journalist, which of course is why it’s all the more disappointing that she sat on this incredibly incriminating evidence for over a year so that she could sell some books. But at the same time, you kind of have to wonder why didn’t she quietly like, turn this information over to the DOJ, like, Hey, listen, y’all please do me a favor. Don’t publish this out loud. Cuz I, I wanna sell books, but this guy kind of just admitted to a crime. So maybe, you know, lemme slip this to you. I’m gonna use it in my book. So again, please, let’s not make it public. I, I want the info, but y’all also need to launch this investigation, you know, file it in court under seal, whatever you gotta do. So I get the scoop. You get the perp, right? You could have done that.
Maybe you, you could have written the book a little faster. Look. I know a lot of authors. I know sometimes it really does take time, but you sat on it. You sat on what might be one of the biggest scoops that we have here in the United States, especially as it re uh, uh, uh, relates to the former president of the United States, possibly committing crimes. And you don’t tell anybody because you wanna sell books. I get it. It’s tough world out there, especially for writers, for journalists, they don’t make the kind of money they deserve to make everything with the media’s corporate now. Right? You gotta be careful what you say.