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My theory as to why Trump took all those boxes of GOVERNMENT material out of the WH

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I think that Trump’s decision to take government files that were not his was so that he had “reference material” to write his White House biography. We all know that he can just barely read or write, and he can’t seem to remember today what happened yesterday, so he is clearly probably not going to write a single paragraph of his years as “president”, so after he selected a biographer, he was going to point to the boxes and say “there ya go, now write”and leave it up to the biographer to try to make heads or tails of all that material. It’s why he also threw press clippings into the boxes.
So you see, there was an innocent explanation all along (notwithstanding that he committed a felony by basically stealing classified material from the US government).
 

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I think that Trump’s decision to take government files that were not his was so that he had “reference material” to write his White House biography. We all know that he can just barely read or write, and he can’t seem to remember today what happened yesterday, so he is clearly probably not going to write a single paragraph of his years as “president”, so after he selected a biographer, he was going to point to the boxes and say “there ya go, now write”and leave it up to the biographer to try to make heads or tails of all that material. It’s why he also threw press clippings into the boxes.
So you see, there was an innocent explanation all along (notwithstanding that he committed a felony by basically stealing classified material from the US government).
Perhaps. Since he's a psychopath, the only thing we know for sure is he thought they would benefit him somehow.
 

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I think that Trump’s decision to take government files that were not his was so that he had “reference material” to write his White House biography. We all know that he can just barely read or write, and he can’t seem to remember today what happened yesterday, so he is clearly probably not going to write a single paragraph of his years as “president”, so after he selected a biographer, he was going to point to the boxes and say “there ya go, now write”and leave it up to the biographer to try to make heads or tails of all that material. It’s why he also threw press clippings into the boxes.
So you see, there was an innocent explanation all along (notwithstanding that he committed a felony by basically stealing classified material from the US government).

Possibly. Whatever his reason, he wasn't allowed to take those files with him. He's a moron.
 

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No, guys. Its not some auto biography. He does not care about accuracy. He'll just let his narssisistic lies spew out into a recorder, and hire flunkies to pretty them up and he'll get the same pricetag either way. He wanted either leverage or money or to hide something depending on which document we are discussing. We will be able to tell more when we learn a more complete picture of what sorts of things he took. I am curious to know about any civil service personel records he may have taken, how much dirt he may have of foreign leaders, or even our own Congressmen/ media and exactly what was in those highly classified nucleur documents.
 

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I think that Trump’s decision to take government files that were not his was so that he had “reference material” to write his White House biography. We all know that he can just barely read or write, and he can’t seem to remember today what happened yesterday, so he is clearly probably not going to write a single paragraph of his years as “president”, so after he selected a biographer, he was going to point to the boxes and say “there ya go, now write”and leave it up to the biographer to try to make heads or tails of all that material. It’s why he also threw press clippings into the boxes.
So you see, there was an innocent explanation all along (notwithstanding that he committed a felony by basically stealing classified material from the US government).
You can do better than that. I mean, it should be obvious after 6 years of investigation that his goal was to sell the documents to Putin in exchange for rights to a hotel in Moscow and a few hookers he could pee on.
 

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Putting on CT cap:

Trump had blackmail material on Republicans. Lindsey Graham, being a member of the Gang of Eight, finds out that Trump has compromising documents on him, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and several others.
 

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Perhaps. Since he's a psychopath, the only thing we know for sure is he thought they would benefit him somehow.

Of this there is no doubt. How is the question. The answer cant be good for the country.
 

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You can do better than that. I mean, it should be obvious after 6 years of investigation that his goal was to sell the documents to Putin in exchange for rights to a hotel in Moscow and a few hookers he could pee on.

I think you nailed it.

At his core Trump is a very simple man just very insecure, needy. I do believe the explanation is this simple, as is the man.
 

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Trump took them because he wanted to.
He doesn't care about policy or procedure or law.
He's gotten away with everything else.

Besides, as he hangs with the Saudis for the LVI golf tournaments, he can dangle some secret documents for some "donation money".
 

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I think that Trump’s decision to take government files that were not his was so that he had “reference material” to write his White House biography. We all know that he can just barely read or write, and he can’t seem to remember today what happened yesterday, so he is clearly probably not going to write a single paragraph of his years as “president”, so after he selected a biographer, he was going to point to the boxes and say “there ya go, now write”and leave it up to the biographer to try to make heads or tails of all that material. It’s why he also threw press clippings into the boxes.
So you see, there was an innocent explanation all along (notwithstanding that he committed a felony by basically stealing classified material from the US government).
Didn't Woodward already do that?
 

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I think that Trump’s decision to take government files that were not his was so that he had “reference material” to write his White House biography. We all know that he can just barely read or write, and he can’t seem to remember today what happened yesterday, so he is clearly probably not going to write a single paragraph of his years as “president”, so after he selected a biographer, he was going to point to the boxes and say “there ya go, now write”and leave it up to the biographer to try to make heads or tails of all that material. It’s why he also threw press clippings into the boxes.
So you see, there was an innocent explanation all along (notwithstanding that he committed a felony by basically stealing classified material from the US government).
Might be so, but the serious thing behind it is that he kept the documents in the basement of a house that is frequently used by both foreign staff and foreign guests. Not to mention US citizens without any security clearance.

To make it worse it has been communicated in public media that he had a bunch of documents at his disposal. So, whatever he had, you can be sure that just about every foreign agency has looked through it and made photocopies.
 

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We know what he shows us. Extreme narcissism, maturity of a 5 year old, amorality, willful ignorance, and treachery.
All is not what it seems... perhaps you have tunnel vision?
 

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Trump took them because he wanted to.
He doesn't care about policy or procedure or law.
He's gotten away with everything else.

Besides, as he hangs with the Saudis for the LVI golf tournaments, he can dangle some secret documents for some "donation money".
56? They call it the LIV because they only play 54 holes in the tournaments.
 

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You can do better than that. I mean, it should be obvious after 6 years of investigation that his goal was to sell the documents to Putin in exchange for rights to a hotel in Moscow and a few hookers he could pee on.

What's the difference between a chickpea and a garbanzo bean?



Trump never had a garbanzo bean on his face.
 

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I think that Trump’s decision to take government files that were not his was so that he had “reference material” to write his White House biography. We all know that he can just barely read or write, and he can’t seem to remember today what happened yesterday, so he is clearly probably not going to write a single paragraph of his years as “president”, so after he selected a biographer, he was going to point to the boxes and say “there ya go, now write”and leave it up to the biographer to try to make heads or tails of all that material. It’s why he also threw press clippings into the boxes.
So you see, there was an innocent explanation all along (notwithstanding that he committed a felony by basically stealing classified material from the US government).


He didn't have to do that to have access to those documents for a book.

He would have had access through National Archives. Like all presidents have done in the past.

From what I've read in reports, he believed those documents were his and not the property of the people of the USA.
 

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If they simply released the affidavit then at least we'd know the DoJ side of the story.

The conspiracy theories regarding this matter are getting a little thick.
 

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No idea why but I am becoming more and more convinced the DOJ knows why. I have said it before but I believe the documents are evidence of a much more serious and bigger crime than those listed on the warrant. Although those legitimately apply as well. I think they know what he did, or intended to do, with them and are building a case to indict on that. The removal and improper storage of classified and TS documents is a slam dunk, open and shut case. If that's all it is they likely have enough to indict now but they have told the judge that releasing the affidavit may endanger their ongoing investigation.
 

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You can do better than that. I mean, it should be obvious after 6 years of investigation that his goal was to sell the documents to Putin in exchange for rights to a hotel in Moscow and a few hookers he could pee on.
You may be onto something there. We already know he didn't take them home to read, or ponder nuclear policy while laying in bed.
 

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No idea why but I am becoming more and more convinced the DOJ knows why. I have said it before but I believe the documents are evidence of a much more serious and bigger crime than those listed on the warrant. Although those legitimately apply as well. I think they know what he did, or intended to do, with them and are building a case to indict on that. The removal and improper storage of classified and TS documents is a slam dunk, open and shut case. If that's all it is they likely have enough to indict now but they have told the judge that releasing the affidavit may endanger their ongoing investigation.
My feeling as well, I have even tried to google it, to see if any analyses are going that way, but found none. The reason being that FBI would not have gotten the search warrant otherwise, since they haven't gotten it for 18 month and this is also the reason why Trump wants the documents from the preliminary investigation to be published, to see what they know or not and plan how to contradict the investigation.
 
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