What is he hiding? Trump tasked Cohen to bury ALL school records; New York Military Academy headmaster reveals how he HID Trump’s grades because of threats from president’s fixer and pressure from ‘wealthy alumni’
Donald Trump has consistently boasted he was a superb student throughout his youth, why the riddle of ‘buried grades’, then?
New York Military Academy headmaster reveals he was forced to BURY presidential candidate Trump’s grades because of threats from his fixer and pressure from ‘wealthy alumni’
Trump graduated from the military academy in 1964 sent Michael Cohen to frighten the administration at his alma mater, into hiding his grades during the 2016 campaign
Trump’s then-lawyer Michael Cohen admitted last week that he threatened Trump’s high school and college alma maters with legal action
Trump made presidential school records an issue boasting about his genius IQ and superb student grades, and wondering how a ‘poor student’ like his predecessor Barack Obama, gained admission into an ivy league school
A military academy that Donald Trump attended as a teenager concealed his academic records in 2011 in response to pressure from Trump allies, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
School records for the president became an issue after candidate Trump challenged then president Barack Obama to release his own academic records, with Trump saying he was surprised such a ‘terrible student’ got into Ivy League.
Subsequently his old school, The New York Military Academy came under such pressure to make public his school records.
Evan Jones, the headmaster of the military academy at the time, told the Post that the superintendent of the private school ‘came to me in a panic because he had been accosted by prominent, wealthy alumni of the school who were Mr. Trump’s friends’ and wanted to keep his academic records secret.
Trump has consistently boasted he was a superb student throughout his youth.
Speculating on why the history of the president’s school grades mattered so much, The post opines that ‘obviously, if Trump were a straight-A student who aced his SATs, he would have been more than happy to have those records made public’.
Trump, [center], graduated from the New York Military Academy in 1964; The school’s headmaster has revealed that he was pressured in 2016 to hide the candidate Trump’s school grades
Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, [photo], says he threatened schools not to release Trump’s grades
Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, told Congress last week that Trump ordered him to get his grades sealed; Cohen is pictured today arriving for a closed-door meeting with House Intelligence Committee members.
The school’s superintendent, or director, at the time, Jeffrey Coverdale, told the paper that he rejected a request from members of the school’s board of trustees to hand over Trump’s records to them.
‘I moved them elsewhere on campus where they could not be released. It´s the only time I eves records,’ Coverdale said.
Trump spent five years at the military academy starting in the fall of 1959. He has said his parents concluded he needed more discipline.
Wealthy alumni of the 126-year-old New York Military Academy ‘pressured’ the school’s administration into hiding Trump’s school records during the 2016 presidential campaign
Last week Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, testified to a congressional committee last week that one of his jobs was to threaten lawsuits against the schools that Trump attended so they would never release his grades.
Jones said he did not know if the original request to obtain Trump’s records at the military academy came from Cohen.
Jones said he found the records in a filing cabinet in the basement of a building on the campus, which is about an hour’s drive north of New York City.
‘I don´t know if we should be doing this,’ Jones recalled telling his boss.
‘He told me that several wealthy alumni, including a close friend of Mr. Trump, were putting a lot of pressure on the administration to put the record in their custody for safekeeping.’
Trump’s Academic Record
Kew-Forest School, Forest Hills, Queens. Kindergarten to seventh grade.
New York Military Academy, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York. Eighth grade to senior year.
Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y. Left by transfer after sophomore year
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Graduated with a BSc in Economics.
‘When I say conman, I’m talking about a man who declares himself brilliant but directed me to threaten his high school, his colleges and the College Board to never release his grades or SAT scores,’ former Trump fixer Michael Cohen told the House Oversight Committee last week.
Cohen revealed details about the threats he was directed to issue, among a list of other actions he took on behalf of Trump in testimony before the Committee.
Cohen and Trump parted ways last year after Cohen implicated Trump in federal campaign finance violations.
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