The White House has denied that it was a raid. "On that note at least, we can conclude that we're in well-trodden Trump territory".
So too do the physician's claims that Trump dictated the doctor's glowing 2015 letter about the then-candidate's health, a letter that Trump's presidential campaign released to the public, the experts say.
In his initial interviews with The New York Times in 2017, Dr Bornstein made no secret of the fact that he had wanted to be the White House physician. Another reason for skepticism was that the subject of the letter was an overweight, sixty-nine-year-old fast-food enthusiast with a known aversion to exercise.
Garten countered that Bornstein "voluntarily" handed the files to Schiller..
Harold Bornstein told NBC his office was raided by Trump's bodyguard.
"Actually, his blood pressure, 110/65, and laboratory results were astonishingly excellent".
Harold Bornstein, Trump's longtime personal doctor, told NBC News that Keith Schiller, the president's longtime bodyguard and former director of Oval Office operations, showed up at his office in February 2017 along with two other men to collect the records, leaving Bornstein feeling "raped, frightened and sad".
Then, Bornstein now claims, Trump dictated the letter to Bornstein, who signed it. The Times story put the kibosh on that idea.
Bornstein told the network: "They must have been here for 25 minutes or 30 minutes".
"If a patient wants a copy, they can have a copy, but they don't get the original". Anyone surprised by this must not have read the letter, which read like one of Trump's ad-libbed speeches full of him stroking his own ego.
"I couldn't believe anybody was making a big deal out of a drug to grow his hair that seemed to be so important", he told NBC.
As for Bornstein's description that it had had the feel of a raid, she said, "No, that is not my understanding".
Bornstein added he was even told to take down a picture of himself with the President.. Bornstein claims that, while of the language in the statement was his, his role was "more like the slave who carried out the orders that came from Fifth Avenue".
Trump cut ties with Bornstein shortly after the article. That earned him a firing via Trump's secretary, on the phone.
Bornstein, who was Trump's doctor since 1980, told CNN he was in a auto with his wife and was speaking with the then-presidential candidate on the phone and Trump was telling him what he wanted the letter to say.