Trump Organization says president's ex-doctor ‘voluntarily’ turned over records

Trump Organization says president's ex-doctor ‘voluntarily’ turned over records
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The Trump Organization pushed back against claims made by President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE’s former doctor, Harold Bornstein, that the president's associates raided Bornstein's office without notice to retrieve Trump’s medical records.

According to the organization, Bornstein voluntarily provided the president’s medical records that he said were obtained in a “raid,” ABC News reported.

“At the request of the White House, Dr. Bornstein voluntarily turned over the medical records to [Keith] Schiller,” a spokesperson for Trump Organization lawyer Alan Gartens said in a statement obtained by ABC News on Tuesday. “The hand off, which occurred well over a year ago, was peaceful, cooperative and cordial.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that the incident was "standard procedure." 

"As is standard operating procedure for a new president, the White House medical unit took possession of the president’s medical records," she said at a press briefing.


In a Tuesday interview with NBC News, Bornstein said two Trump associates — Gartens and Keith Schiller, Trump's former director of Oval Office operations — showed up to his New York office without notice in February 2017, where they took lab reports and Trump’s medical charts.

Then-White House physician Ronny Jackson — who recently stepped down following reports of workplace improprieties — wrote a letter to Bornstein, according to NBC News, though it's unclear whether Jackson had attached an authorization releasing the president's records.

Bornstein told NBC that he was not given any form authorizing the release of Trump’s medical records and signed by the president.

Bornstein posited the incident came in response to an interview he gave The New York Times, in which he revealed details of the president’s medical history. The doctor claims Trump cut ties with him after the Times reported that the president took several medications, including a prostate-related drug to maintain hair growth, medication to control rosacea, a common skin problem, and statin, a lipid-lowering medication for elevated blood cholesterol.