Steidel Wall added that the Archive was unable to obtain federal records relating to “non-official email accounts that were not copied or forwarded to their official email accounts. presidential advisers required to forward such messages official accounts in accordance with the law, she noted.
“Although there is no easy way set absolute accountabilitywe do know that we have no guardianship of everything we are should”Steidel Wall wrote, according to a letter provided to The Washington Post.
The Trump and Mar-a-Lago Papers: A Chronology
Steidel Wall cited an ongoing lawsuit filed by the Justice Department. on on behalf of of National Archives against former Trump adviser Peter Navarro over don’t turn over private emails involving official White House business during his service in the Trump administration.
In accordance with the Law on Presidential Documents, direct personnel of president, vice president and anyone who advises the President to keep records and telephone calls concerning official responsibilities.
Although latest letter citing Trump officials, spotlight on former President Donald Trump and the documents he has kept since leaving the White House have escalated following a court-approved FBI search. of Mar-a-Lago club on 8 August.
FBI recovered more over 300 secret documents from Mar-a-Lago. year: 184 in a set of 15 cases sent to the National Archives and Records Administration. in January 38 more handed over over Trump’s lawyer to investigators in June and more over 100 additional documents found in search 8 August.
In September, Maloney asked the Archives to evaluate whether Trump had turned over all presidential records or classified them. materials. In her latest the letter, Steidel Wall submitted to an ongoing Justice Department investigation.
Maloney said that she found in latest disclosure worries.
“The National Archives has confirmed to the Oversight Committee that they still have not received all presidential documents from the Trump White House,” Maloney said. in statement. “Presidential records property of American people and it’s outrageous that these records remain unaccounted for for 20 months later former President Trump left office”.