Donald Trump took White House documents because 'he liked cool things' and 'he could': John Bolton

Donald Trump took White House documents because 'he liked cool things' and 'he could': John Bolton
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Ex-United States Ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Adviser John Bolton explained to MSNBC on Tuesday that he believes that the trove of top-secret materials that former President Donald Trump took from the White House to his Mar-a-Lago compound in Palm Beach, Florida at the end of his term simply because he wanted to.

Bolton, a stalwart conservative, has emerged as a harsh critic of Trump as mounting scandals continue to plague the beleaguered 76-year-old Floridian.

"Give me a sense of where you think the truth lies with respect to Trump's intelligence carelessness and the degree to which he might have brought motive to bear on taking these documents out of the White House and keeping them for this long at Mar-a-Lago," host John Heilemann said to Bolton.

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"Well, it's very hard to speculate on motive other than that he liked cool things. He saw things so he wanted to take them and he was pretty much able to take them. And not just on classified information matters, on all kinds of things that crossed his desk. Some days he liked to eat a lot of french fries, some days he took classified documents. He wanted them. Why did he want them? Because he could get them," Bolton replied.

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