President Donald Trump used the law to fight back against the legal attacks being aimed at him in the newest Miami arraignment that stemmed from a federal investigation probing his handling of so-called “classified documents” from Mar-a-Lago.
“The decision to segregate personal materials from presidential records if made BY the president during the president’s term and in the president’s sole discretion,” he told a crowd of press and supporters just hours after arriving in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Tuesday night.
He read the law regarding NARA and the Clinton “socks decision,” which clarifies the right of the president of the United States as it pertains to declassifying documents.
“The president enjoys unconstrained authority regarding the disposal of documents,” he read.
He added, “They ought to drop this case immediately because they’re destroying the country.”
Trump called the 37 charges against him “unthinkable,” and said that “what they have done to our lawyers” has been “absolutely horrible.” The president also called Jack Smith, the lead prosecutor in the investigation, “deranged”
He also said that the “sham indictment put forth by the Biden administration included staged photos of boxes at Mar-a-Lago.”