Over the weekend, this story broke about Trump’s incessant shredding of official documents–which needless to say is illegal (boldface mine):
President Donald Trump tore up briefings and schedules, articles and letters, memos both sensitive and mundane.
He ripped paper into quarters with two big, clean strokes — or occasionally more vigorously, into smaller scraps.
He left the detritus on his desk in the Oval Office, in the trash can of his private West Wing study and on the floor aboard Air Force One, among many other places.
And he did it all in violation of the Presidential Records Act, despite being urged by at least two chiefs of staff and the White House counsel to follow the law on preserving documents.
“It is absolutely a violation of the act,” said Courtney Chartier, president of the Society of American Archivists. “There is no ignorance of these laws. There are White House manuals about the maintenance of these records.”
I’m really not interested in playing gotcha by asking how this is different from Clinton’s email practices (I just like to write shameless post titles!). Nor is it shocking Trump would do this, whether as a coverup or because he’s a freakizoid. But if professional Democrats didn’t suck at their jobs, they would launch a specific investigation into WHAT WAS TRUMP TRYING TO HIDE? People don’t like document shredders. And it reinforces the notion that Trump is a liar.
Fortunately for Trump and the Republicans, professional Democrats suck at their jobs, so this won’t happen.