“The National Archives Records” are being pressured to investigate and establish if Trump carried confidential information from the white house as he left office on January 20, 2021.
According to the chairwoman of the “oversight committee,” Carolyn Maloney, she states that Trump breached the “presidential records act” by taking, trying to, and terminating white house documents.
“I am deeply concerned that these records were not provided to NARA promptly at the end of the Trump Administration and that they appear to have been removed from the White House in violation of the Presidential Records Act,” she wrote in a letter.
However, Trump and his partners haven’t explained why they handed over the documents after months. According to the “presidential records act,” outgoing presidents should submit the residency documents to the archives.
The fifteen boxes handed over by Trump contained the presidential records, including magazines, letters, various articles, newspapers, and documents.
Trump wrote that “he had a collaborative and respectful discussion with National Archives.”
The national archives and the justice department have refused to comment on Trump’s statement.
“We do not comment on potential or ongoing investigations,” the agency said
According to Trump’s spokesperson, he claims that Trump did nothing wrong. “The Fake News machine, powered by anonymous and politically-motivated sources, is running in overdrive this week, and the leftist media is complicit in spreading these lies. These reports are all missing one key component: evidence.” He said.
Since Trump left the office, he has been having scuffles with the government over handing over the presidential documents. “The papers were given easily and without conflict and on an amicable basis,” Trump said.
Trump further dismissed claims that he had documents and papers destroyed while in the white house.