Sanders described taking possession of the records as "standard operating procedure for a new president".
"The hand off, which occurred well over a year ago, was peaceful, cooperative and cordial", a representative for Garten, who Bornstein claims helped "raid" his office, said in a statement to the Daily News. Bornstein described the incident as "a raid", and he said, "I feel raped, that's how I feel". He is next to a doctor that looks like Trump's physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, who is shown typing out a report about the president's health status as Trump dictates, according to Fox News. Bornstein also told the paper that Trump took medications to treat cholesterol and rosacea, a common skin disease that causes redness.
In this file photo taken on June 12, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump listens to Director of Oval Office Operations Keith Schiller at the White House in Washington, DC.
It later came out Dr. Bornstein had dashed off the letter in about five minutes while a black limo waited outside to deliver it ... but he explained that after treating Trump for 39 years he knew his health by heart. The breathless praise immediately raised eyebrows and questions.
Doctors are required to keep records for a length of time for the benefit of patients and regulatory agencies, which might want to examine a doctor's prescription habits or how he or she was treating patients, Rothstein said. "The physician should not have given over a patient's records without a signed authorization".
"Law enforcement can get copies of medical records, under some specific circumstances, but it doesn't seem like the people gathering these records were acting as law enforcement officers", Wynia said.
Later on Tuesday, CNN caught up with Bornstein outside his office, and he provided further details about the creation of the letter. The Washington Post reported last month that Cohen was, at one point, a leading candidate to become White House counsel and felt wounded by his ultimate rejection.
Bornstein, who once had told Trump's personal secretary Rhona Graff he hoped to be the White House physician, said this week that his comments to the Times in February squashed that possibility. Jackson has denied the claims. He served in the US Army during World War II before setting up a private practice in New York City.