Sometimes, when it comes to the wild hyperbole and unprecedented declarations of the mainstream media in regard for former President Donald Trump, it can often feel as though The Don’s detractors are simply throwing darts at a wall covered in random New York Times article and either retelling or re-imagining the content within.
The latest vicious circle to emerge within Trump orbit comes to us from the former President’s niece, and two very disparate controversies involving her uncle.
Mary Trump speculated Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that her uncle, former President Donald Trump, took “top secret classified documents” related to the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot.
Host Joy Reid then asked Mary Trump to speculate as to the reason that then-President Trump left the White House with the files.
Trump said, “I think that there are a couple of different reasons that can all be true at the same time. Clearly, he likes to hang on to things. He thinks they belong to him. It is sort of a way of establishing his street cred if you will, but Donald doesn’t do anything without a financial motive. So I think it is also very likely that he had these documents, remember, some of them are quite specifically about foreign powers and what was going on there, that he had them for leverage and/or financial gain.”
But her speculation wasn’t finished there.
Trump said, “Well, first of all, one of the biggest problems is that when you are going through the list of crimes earlier, alleged crimes earlier, I completely had forgotten about the insurrection. That’s what happens. Everything gets crowded out because more keeps getting piled on. You are right. I think the insurrection is very possibly tied with the stealing of the top secret classified documents. I think the appointment of Jack Smith is definitely sending fear down the spines of people in Donald’s inner circle.”
Despite several ongoing and concurrent investigations over the course of the last several years, Donald Trump has yet to be charged with a crime.