Trump administration has not returned all records, National Archives tells Congress
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Trump administration has not returned all records, National Archives tells Congress

The US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Friday told Congress that it has not received all the documents required from the Trump Administration under the Presidential Records Act.

On September 13 the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform wrote to the NARA and expressed concerns that unreturned confidential documents could pose a security threat to the US and that the Trump administration violated the Presidential Records Act by keeping documents. The Committee asked the NARA to conduct a review of records received from the Trump Administration and seek a signed declaration from former-President Trump that that he has returned all records and did not copy or share records while they were in his possession.

In a letter obtained by the New York Time on Sunday, the NARA states, “[w]hile there is no easy way to establish absolute accountability, we do know that we do not have custody of everything we should.” Regarding the Committee’s second request, the NARA “respectfully refer[ed]” Congress to the ongoing Department of Justice investigation into confidential documents allegedly found in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.