Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday addressed claims that then-President Donald Trump mishandled filings and documents during his final weeks in office.
In an interview with Fox News’ “Special Reporting with Bret Baier,” the Florida Republican denied the allegations that Trump committed a crime.
washington articles reported on Monday that the National Archives and Records Administration obtained multiple boxes last month from Trump’s Florida residence after the records were inappropriately removed from the White House.
Three people familiar with the visit told the Post last month that the boxes, which contained documents and should have been turned over to the agency, were recovered from Mar-a-Lago last month.
The Presidential Records Act requires the retention of memos, correspondence, notes, emails, faxes, and other written communications relating to the official duties of the president.
Rubio said he was uncertain about Trump’s handling of the case.
“I don’t know what’s true and what’s not, because they’ve made up so many stories about Donald Trump over the years,” Rubio said.
“Today, in the mainstream media, you only need one source to smear Donald Trump, and you probably don’t even need that,” the GOP senator continued.
“So it’s hard to say anymore what really happened and what didn’t,” he added.
“The documents at Mar-a-Lago by all accounts were turned over… if the process wasn’t followed there, then something had to happen about that. It’s not a crime, I don’t believe it,” he said.
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