This Is Escalating Quickly

The office of Dr. Harold Bornstein, personal physician to Donald Trump at 101 East 78th Street on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. (Photo by Joe Marino / NY Daily News via Getty Images)
May 1, 2018 7:37 pm

It now seems pretty clear, at least according to Dr. Harold Bornstein’s account, that Keith Schiller, Alan Garten and an unidentified “large man” committed what could fairly be construed as robbery. That’s Bornstein’s claim. He says they barged into his office, pushed aside a patient and without permission confiscated the original copies of President Trump’s medical records. The patient has the right to copies of those records and has a claim to the information. But the records themselves, the originals, belong to the care provider, in this case Dr. Bornstein. In fact, under state law Bornstein has an affirmative responsibility to retain those records for at least six years.

Now it seems clear that Trump went too far with Dr. Bornstein and there’s no going back. Just a few moments ago CNN published a story in which Bornstein now says that that notorious doctor’s letter which Bornstein provided for Trump during the 2016 election was in fact dictated by President Trump.

From CNN

“He dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter,” Bornstein told CNN on Tuesday. “I just made it up as I went along.”

The admission is an about face from his answer more than two years when the letter was released and answers one of the lingering questions about the last presidential election. The letter thrust the eccentric Bornstein, with his shoulder-length hair and round eyeglasses, into public view.

It is only fair to point out that this admission does not exactly bolster Bornstein’s credibility. So is the whole strong arm robbery story true? That’s a good question. But according to Bornstein there were at least two witnesses: a secretary from his office and an unidentified patient. What do they say?

More soon.

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