The more we learn about Trump’s past practices, the more a pattern of behavior emerges that looks eerily similar to that of a mob boss. It’s already been revealed that adult film star Stormy Daniels was threatened by a mysterious thug in a Las Vegas who directed her to remain silent about her alleged affair with Trump. Now, details have come to light about a comparable incident.
Dr. Harold Bornstein, Trump’s personal doctor for more than 35 years, told NBC News that his office was raided in February 2017 by Trump’s bodyguard Keith Schiller, the Trump Organization’s Chief Legal Officer Alan Garten, and a third, unknown “large man.”
They arrived without warning and seized all of Trump’s original medical records and copies, including any which referred to Trump by his pseudonym. At the time, Schiller was still serving as the White House’s Director of Oval Office Operations.
Bornstein said the incident, which left him feeling “rape, frightened, and sad,” occurred a mere two days after he admitted to a newspaper that he had prescribed hair growth medicine to Trump.
“I couldn’t believe anybody was making a big deal out of a drug to grow his hair that seemed to be so important. And it certainly was not a breach of medical trust to tell somebody they take Propecia to grow their hair. What’s the matter with that?” Bornstein said.
The doctor added that he wasn’t given a HIPAA release, which is the legal form needed to release a patient’s records. One source informed on the incident claimed that Bornstein received a letter from Ronny Jackson, who at the time was serving as the White House doctor. The source did not know whether it included a HIPAA release.
It appears that the president was afraid that more of his medical secrets would leak and sent his thugs to intervene. In addition to taking Trump’s medical files, the three men also ordered Borstein to take a photo of himself and the president down off the wall.
The encounter is disturbing for two reasons. The first is that it’s so clearly thuggish behavior. To send his henchman unannounced and forcibly raid this doctor’s office for 25 to 30 minutes is borderline criminal. The second problem is that it implies Trump has more medical secrets that he’s keeping from the American people. If he is truly in poor health, we have a right to know.