House Oversight Committee Asks Archives to Assess Trump’s Possession of White House Records

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee has demanded that the National Archives review whether all of the Trump White House’s presidential records were accounted for after the Justice Department retrieved about 100 classified documents and 48 empty folders with flags marked “classified.” His residence last month.

In a letter sent Tuesday to the acting US archivist, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (DN.Y.) urged the archivist to “obtain Donald Trump’s personal certification that he has surrendered all presidential records that he illegally disposed of.” The White House after leaving office.

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Maloney called on the agency to “urgently review the presidential records recovered from the Trump White House and assess whether the presidential records are unaccounted for and in the possession of the former president.”

In a six-page letter, Maloney underscored concerns about dozens of empty folders for classified material recovered by the FBI on Aug. 8 at the former president’s home at his Mar-a-Lago club. Be outside the control and custody of the US government.

“While it is unclear from the inventory why these folders were empty, the apparent separation of classified material and presidential records from their designated folders raises questions about how the materials were stored and whether sensitive material was lost or obtained by third parties,” Maloney wrote.

The president requested an initial evaluation of findings from the archives by September 27 and called on Congress to consider possible legislative amendments to the Presidential Records Act.

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