Todd began the interview by mentioning rumors that secret papers were relocated from Mar-a-Lago after a subpoena was filed for them, and that Trump had “personally examined” some of them. “What is your client’s reaction to this?” he inquired.
“Look, there’s been a DOJ leak operation beyond anything I have ever seen. For 27 years, I worked as a prosecutor. I’ve been with the Department of Justice for 17 years. I no longer recognize it. They are frequently leaking. They’re trying to draw a line between Joe Biden’s custody of records and President Trump’s possession of documents, and it is not going to work.”
“I mean, they’ve literally put everyone you can think of on the grand jury. They lack respect for any privilege that President Trump has, and they’re frantically looking for an obstruction angle that simply doesn’t exist. Todd then said that Trump had virtually committed a criminal offense since he had frequently stated that as president, he had the “right” to look at any sensitive material he wanted. Todd was told by Trusty that he did not comprehend the underlying legislation.”
“I believe you are misunderstanding the Presidential Records Act. You may have noticed that he did not state, “I did this. I was in possession of it.” He stated that “I would have the right,” he replied. “He is right. That is the key under the Presidential Records Act, which is a non-criminal regulation. DOJ and NARA political officials criminalized something by using criminal instruments, grand jury subpoenas, as well as search warrants for legislation that states, Look, ex-presidents are working with NARA for years, figuring out exactly what they get.”
Trusty further pointed out that the Department of Justice under Merrick Garland plainly treats individuals differently based on their political beliefs. We now are aware that President Joe Biden had reams of sensitive materials in his hands, some of which dated back to his Senate days, but the FBI did not conduct a raid on his residence.
“Chuck, the objective isn’t to say because someone else “Joe Biden” broke the law, and we did too, it’s all right. It’s to emphasize that the unifying denominator, whether you’re talking about New York, Georgia, or the DOJ, is that President Trump has received different treatment than anyone else in history.”
Chuck Todd, as usual, was utterly prejudiced and even accused Trump of keeping confidential materials in order to be paid. “That’s a cheap shot,” Trusty countered.
Todd badgered Trusty throughout the interview, acting just like he were Joe Biden’s personal attorney. Trusty, on the other hand, was unfazed:
“No. Look, the president is a tough character. He has strong opinions. I’m not going to waste my time thinking about politics or how his poll ratings are skyrocketing. I mean, I’m not interested in it. I’m in the legal lane, and he has every right to be frustrated, but not only for himself.”
“He is frustrated for the sake of the country.”