In April, after Donald Trump insists that President Barack Obama release his academic records, former New York Military Academy alumni and friends of Donald Trump contact the school to demand they cover up Trump’s academic files.
The superintendent of the private school in Cornwall-on-Hudson “came to me (the headmaster) in a panic because he had been accosted by prominent, wealthy alumni of the school who were Mr. Trump’s friends” and who wanted to keep his records secret, recalled Evan Jones, the headmaster at the time. “He said, ‘You need to go grab that record and deliver it to me because I need to deliver it to them.’ ”
The superintendent, Jeffrey Coverdale, confirmed Monday that members of the school’s board of trustees initially wanted him to hand over Trump’s records to them, but Coverdale said he refused.
“I was given directives, part of which I could follow but part of which I could not, and that was handing them over to the trustees,” he said. “I moved them elsewhere on campus, where they could not be released. It’s the only time I ever moved an alumnus’s records.”
In February 2019, Trump attorney Michael Cohen told Congress that Trump ordered him “to threaten his high school, his colleges and the College Board to never release his grades or SAT scores.”