Trump Flouted Rules on Presidential Records. Here’s Why That’s Unusual.

Archives and Records

fight for america Presidents from both parties have followed tightly restricted procedures that conform to the Presidential Records Act of 1978, which was enacted after Watergate. Much of the presidential archive is transferred digitally, which makes it all the more striking that Donald J. Trump appears to have taken so many paper documents.

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