Did Pelosi Demand Doctor Hand Over Trump’s Medical Records?

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  • Published 27 November 2019

Claim

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi demanded that President Donald Trump's physician turn over all of his medical records to Congress.

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Origin

On Nov. 26, 2019, the website Daily World Update published an article positing that U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi had demanded that President Donald Trump’s doctor turn over all of his medical records to Congress:

Pelosi Demands Doctor Hand Over Trump’s Medical Records

Citing an official ongoing Congressional inquiry and an official suspicion that the President may be dangerously mentally handicapped, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has issued a demand to Donald Trump’s physician to immediately turn over all of his medical records, including psychological evaluations, to a congressional investigation committee within five days.

The President’s physician, Dr. J. Barron, M.D., says he’s happy to comply and told media sources the records are fairly disturbing…

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