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Tag: National Archives and Records Administration

National Archives Requests DOJ Investigation of Classified Records Found at Trump’s Mar-a-Largo

President Trump

By Steve Neavling

The National Archives and Records Administration is asking the Justice Department to investigate how former President Trump handled White House records. 

Trump took records marked as classified or “top secret” to Mar-a-Largo, The Washington Post reports.

After making the discovery, the National Archives collected 15 boxes of documents from Trump’s residence. 

The National Archives referred the matter to the Justice Department, but there’s no indication yet whether the FBI is investigating. 

Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich, in typical fashion, dismissed the discovery as “fake news.”

“It is clear that a normal and routine process is being weaponized by anonymous, politically motivated government sources to peddle Fake News,” Budowich said. “The only entity with the ability to credibly dispute this false reporting, the National Archives, is providing no comment.”

The Presidential Records Act requires memos, letters, notes, emails, faxes and other written communications to be preserved. 

Feds Prepare Release of Thousands of Investigative Files on Folk Singer Peter Seeger

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Beloved folk singer Pete Seeger was subject to secret FBI and CIA surveillance since the 1940s and was even blacklisted for his political beliefs in the McCarthy era.

Since Seeger’s death in January at the age of 94, the National Archives and Records Administration has been preparing to release thousands of investigative files of Seeger, under the Freedom of Information Act, AlJazeera America reports.

The request for Seeger’s files was so popular that NARA is waiving the administrative fee of at least $2,000.

“As soon as possible, NARA will post this file online,” NARA spokeswoman Miriam Kleinman said. “We are waiting for review to be complete.”