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Trump Doctor Says President’s Bodyguard Took Medical Records After He Revealed Use of Hair Growth Medicine

President Donald Trump’s former longtime bodyguard and the top attorney for his global real estate empire “raided” his former doctor’s office for the president’s medical records more than a year ago, according to Trump’s ex-physician.

Dr. Harold Bornstein claimed that the former director of Oval Office operations Keith Schiller, a former New York City policeman turned Trump bodyguard, as well as attorney Alan Garten stormed his office in February 2017 and took Trump’s medical records. The incident is alleged to have taken place just two days after Bornstein told The New York Times that Trump takes the hair growth medication Propecia, according to an interview with NBC News Tuesday.

Bornstein stated at the time he felt “raped, frightened and sad” as Schiller and another “large man” went into his office and created "chaos" for the 25 to 30 minutes they were there.

Prior to the “raid” and after The Times story ran, Bornstein said Trump’s longtime assistant, Rhona Graff, had contacted him and said he could “forget” about being the White House physician. Bornstein said he had previously told Graff that he should hold the position.

"I couldn't believe anybody was making a big deal out of a drug to grow his hair that seemed to be so important,” Bornstein told NBC News. “And it certainly was not a breach of medical trust to tell somebody they take Propecia to grow their hair. What's the matter with that?"

The Trump Organization and the White House did not immediately return Newsweek’s request for comment.

GettyImages-804676146 Keith Schiller, former Director of Oval Office Operations, steps off off Air Force One carrying a box upon arrival in Morristown, New Jersey on June 30, 2017. Hicks is travelling with US President Donald Trump who is heading to Bedminster, New Jersey to spend the weekend at his golf club. AFP via Getty Images/Mandel Ngan

Rather than Bornstein, the position of White House doctor continued to be filled by Ronny Jackson. But Jackson's own future is now in jeopardy after a series of rumors about his conduct ended his nomination to head the Veterans Administration.

"This is like a celebration for me," Bornstein said about the reports.

Schiller departed the White House in September reportedly in order to pursue more lucrative work in private security rather than living on his government salary, according to Bloomberg. Trump was reportedly “crushed” by the exit of an aide who has not only served as his bodyguard but his friend as well.