The National Archives recently discovered a chart that former President Donald Trump reportedly created using a black sharpie marker to illustrate the trajectory of storm Dorian as it approached Alabama in 2019, as well as other boxes of material that he had carried to his Mar-a-Lago estate.
The former president was chastised for incorrectly predicting that Alabama would be affected by Hurricane Harvey, despite the government’s meteorological prognosis.
After the Supreme Court ruled that he could not use executive privilege to prevent the National Archives from handing over 15 boxes of official documents, letters, gifts, and mementos to the committee investigating the 6 January Capitol riots, Mr. Trump handed over 15 boxes of official documents, letters, gifts, and mementos.
Other things in the boxes, according to The New York Times, were reams of news clippings typed out for him and at least one piece of apparel.
Communication, as it’s been nicknamed “The boxes apparently included “love letters” between the former president and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, as reported by the press.
According to those acquainted with the process of returning the boxes, the things were removed from the White House residence in a hurry after Mr. Trump spent a significant amount of time during the presidential transition attempting to remain in power.
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The discovered documents raise questions about Mr. Trump’s possible breach of the Presidential Records Act, which requires administrations to save practically all material created and disseminated during a president’s term in office.
On Monday, the National Archives accused him of illegally taking materials from the White House that should have been officially turned over to the agency.
“The Presidential Records Act is essential to our democracy because it ensures that the people hold the government responsible. There should be no doubt about the importance of diligence and alertness. Records are important “In a statement, archivist David Ferriero remarked.
The former president’s staff “has told NARA that they are continuing to look for more Presidential documents,” according to the National Archives “..
The National Archives has previously said that among the papers that Mr Trump attempted to prevent the examining committee from seeing were some that he had torn up and had to be tapped by its personnel.
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Mr. Trump has often used the legal concept in court in an attempt to keep his relationships secret from public scrutiny. President Joe Biden, on the other hand, has refused to extend the privilege to the documents that his predecessor is concerned about.