Politics

New book claims flushed papers were found clogging Trump White House toilet

Donald Trump has furiously denied claims that his White House toilet was found clogged by papers that appeared to have been flushed.

The documents reportedly contained correspondence with Kim Jong Un and a letter left in the Oval Office from former President Barack Obama.

Staff in Trump’s White house reportedly discovered papers blocking the president’s bathroom from time to time and believed Mr Trump himself was tearing up papers and flushing them away, Axios reported, citing the new book by Maggie Haberman.

“Here’s some reporting from the book’s later years — White House residence staff periodically found papers had clogged a toilet, leaving staff believing Trump had flushed material he’d ripped into pieces,” Haberman said in a tweet.

Trump dismissed the story, saying in a statement, “Also, another fake story, that I flushed papers and documents down a White House toilet, is categorically untrue and simply made up by a reporter in order to get publicity for a mostly fictitious book.”

Earlier this week, the National Archives and Records Administration asked the Justice Department to investigate whether Trump’s handling of records violated the law when he took 15 boxes of White House documents to his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, after he was voted out of office.

Though Trump has denied wrongdoing in taking the documents, the move could be a violation of the Presidential Records Act.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH 

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: EN.AS.COM

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