January 29, 2023

The National Archives say Trump took assorted items from the White House to Florida

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration said in a letter to Congress Friday that former President Donald Trump took confidential information to his Florida home after leaving the White House.

The archives said they had informed the judiciary dealing with any investigation.

“NARA has identified items marked as national security information classified inside the boxes,” David Ferrero, the U.S. archivist, said in a letter to Democrat Caroline Maloney, chair of the House of Representatives’ chair of the House of Representatives.

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Maloney’s team is examining Trump’s handling of the records of the Republican president who stepped down in January 2021.

“These new revelations deepen my concern about former President Trump’s blatant disregard for federal records laws and the possible impact on our historical record,” Maloney said in a statement.

“None of the National Archives ‘found’, at their request, to ensure the preservation of my heritage, and the Presidential Records were issued in regular and regular operation in accordance with the Presidential Registration Act,” Trump said in a written statement.

“If it’s anyone other than” Trump, “there will be no story here.”

Ferrero’s letter stated that some White House staffers had run an official business using copies of unofficial electronic news accounts or sending them to official electronic news accounts, and were in the process of retrieving some of the missing records.

The Washington Post noted that some of the documents taken to Trump’s home last week were classified, which could exacerbate the legal pressure that Trump or his aides could face.

Presidential Registration Act is required to protect memos, letters, notes, emails, faxes, and other written communications related to the official duties of the President.

Trump, Jan. On June 6, 2021, Trump failed to seek administrative privileges to prevent the release of records from his White House, including the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the US capital by Trump supporters.

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Report by Patricia Zengerle; Additional Report by Dan Whitcomple Editing by Scott Malone, Jonathan Odyssey & Simon Cameron-Moore

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