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 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.