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News Tuesday, Jun 14 2016

Trump Deleted Emails Sought As Evidence In Lawsuit

Jun 14, 2016

Donald Trump, notorious litigant and presumptive Republican presidential nominee, routinely deleted business-related email correspondences. This practice became problematic in 2006 when litigants in a suit brought by Trump claimed that the erasure of emails equated to destruction of evidence.

The Judge in the case, Jeffrey Streitfeld, was incredulous. Writing in court transcripts obtained by USA Today he noted:

He has a house up in Palm Beach County listed for $125 million, but he doesn’t keep emails. That’s a tough one. 

If somebody starts to put forth as a fact something that doesn’t make any sense to me and causes me to have a concern about their credibility in the discovery process, that’s not a good direction to go, and I am really having a hard time with this.

Trump’s company’s decision not to preserve electronic records adds to a growing list of Trump’s questionable business practices. From Trump U’s targeting of single parents and retirement income to numerous accusations of unpaid workers, Donald Trump’s shady business ethics demonstrate a man with questionable judgement driven only by his bottom line.

Published: Jun 14, 2016

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