Fox News chief political analyst Brit Hume says Former President Donald Trump’s defense for taking classified documents from the White House to his resort in Florida is “incoherent.”
“His answers on the matter of the law seem to verge on incoherent,” Hume said after Trump’s interview with Bret Baier on Monday. “He seemed to be saying the documents were really his and he didn’t give them back when he was requested to do so, and when they were subpoenaed because he wasn’t ready to because he hadn’t sorted them or whatever from his golf shirts.”
“It was not altogether clear what he was saying, but he seemed to believe that the documents were his, that he had declassified them and therefore he could do whatever he wanted with them,” Hume added.
In the interview with Baier, Trump defended his decision to keep classified documents after leaving the White House, claiming he didn’t have time to go through the boxes with the documents.
“I had boxes. I want to go through the boxes and get all my personal things out,” Trump said. “Before I send boxes over, I have to take all of my things out. These boxes were interspersed with all sorts of things, golf shirts, clothing, pants, shoes, there were many things.”