On Sunday, one of former President Donald Trump’s attorneys had a tense discussion with NBC’s Chuck Todd over the question of the mishandled classified documents and whether Trump would be trying to get a financial settlement with the National Archives and Records Administration over the case.
On NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Todd asked Jim Trusty, Trump’s attorney, about the case revolving around the classified documents found in his Mar-a-Lago estate following an FBI raid this past summer. Todd proceeded to ask whether Trump thought that he should get a financial statement for holding onto the documents, pointing out that former President Richard Nixon had been paid $18 million for his audio tapes.
Trusty responded by saying “Ah, that’s just a cheap shot.”
Todd then questioned what other reason was there for Trump to keep bringing up this Nixon thing.
In response, Trusty claimed that “this has rotten underpinning in terms of bureaucrats being politicized followed up by an all too eager DOJ to criminalize something that’s not a crime,” which is why Trump had made the claims that he had made.
When asked about whether or not Trump had been the one to personally pack up his office when leaving the White House, Trusty reiterated that he had not been the one to do it. He continued by alleging that the classified documents found in President Biden’s possession were “much more egregious and intentional.”
Todd however added that he did not believe “we think other people broke the law. So let us break the law?’” was a “good defence.”