On Monday, Haberman and Axios reporter Mike Allen published two photos apparently taken by White House staffers who found the supposed notes in toilets.
One photo contains a note at the bottom of a toilet bowl from the White House with the word "qualified" written on it.
Another, a photo of a note with the words "Rodgers" and "Stefanik" seemingly written on it sitting in a toilet bowl from a trip Trump took overseas.
\u201cNEW: Here are photos that the NY Times\u2019 Maggie Haberman obtained from a White House source showing documents with Trump\u2019s handwriting on them \u2014 in two different toilets. Trump reportedly flushed both sets of documents repeatedly. This contradicts his repeated denials.\u201d
The report from Haberman comes ahead of her new book Confidence Manwhich "chronicles his life and its meaning from his rise in New York City to his tortured post-presidency."
Haberman is a New York Times senior political reporter who has spent years following Trump from his business endeavors to his presidency.
The flushing-notes-down-a-toilet story is part of Haberman's new book. She told Axios that this method of 'discarding documents' was "not widely known within the West Wing, but some aides were aware of this habit, which he engaged in repeatedly"
In January, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) recovered 15 boxes of information from Trump's presidency that he took with him to Mar-a-Lago rather than hand over to the National Archives.
\u201c"We have a situation where we're looking very strongly at sinks and showers, and other elements of bathrooms," Trump says.\n\n"People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once."\u201d
— The Washington Post (@The Washington Post)
Trump has denied flushing any notes down the toilet.
When the report first emerged in February, Trump called it "categorically untrue and simply made up by a reporter in order to get publicity for a mostly fictitious book".
The denial was reiterated today.
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