Trump crowns presidents with ‘absolute right’ to documents: ‘It’s the law’


Former President Donald Trump proclaimed presidents’ “absolute right” to retain and return documents at will while representing a well-known defense during the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s annual conference on Saturday.

Trump, who has pleaded not guilty to 37 charges related to his handling of classified documents, has done so until now claims that the Presidential Records Act gives him the right to keep records – a claim legal experts have disputed, according to the Associated Press.

The former president switched to defense again on Saturday in front of a mostly Trump-friendly crowd.

“He has the absolute right to keep them, or he can return them to NARA if he chooses. He talks to them like we did and he can do that if he wants to.” That’s the law and it couldn’t be clearer.”

Twitter users commented on Trump’s claims, arguing that the former president was “This makes it very easy for Jack Smith“, the special counsel who oversees the investigation of classified documents.

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