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Thu Aug 25, 2022, 04:53 PM Aug 2022

John Solomon is a representative for Trump to NARA. Many of his claims about the case are false.


John Solomon, former President Donald Trump’s official representative to the National Archives and Records Administration, released a letter that reveals in plain detail that Trump and his legal team did not cooperate with the National Archives, and that the August 8 Mar-a-Lago search occurred only after they repeatedly sought to delay the FBI’s involvement. Despite these facts, Solomon has made numerous appearances in the right-wing media, including on Fox News, to spread misinformation and spin about the letter.

Dated May 10, the letter from acting National Archivist Debra Wall to Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran details the back-and-forth between Trump’s lawyers and the National Archives in retrieving over 700 pages of classified material from Mar-a-Lago. It clearly lays out how Trump did not fully cooperate with the National Archives and the Department of Justice, outlining the five-month process to retrieve the documents.

Solomon’s website Just the News was the first to publish the damning document late on August 22. The next morning, he appeared on Steve Bannon’s War Room: Pandemic to put a confusing pro-Trump spin on the story.

In Solomon’s version, the FBI mysteriously heard that the National Archives retrieved documents from Mar-a-Lago and wanted to look through them. The bureau asked President Joe Biden, who told the DOJ and the FBI to go right ahead and look through the documents, completely ignoring that Trump maintains executive privilege over them.

This is completely false. Here’s a breakdown:


John Solomon is a representative for Trump to NARA. Many of his claims about the case are false. (Original Post) Nevilledog Aug 2022 OP
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1. So that's it!
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 05:21 PM
Aug 2022

I wondered why they released the May 10th letter; it's very damning. It doesn't mitigate anything, but they wanted to spin it Trump's way. I guess this letter is probably part of the search warrant and is destined to come out, anyway.

TY for posting.

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