WASHINGTON, Feb 25 – A U.S. congressional hearing committee of former president Donald Trump has removed the White House’s secret record-breaking investigation, according to a letter released Friday.
Representative Carolyn Maloney, chairwoman of the Democratic Oversight Committee of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, wrote to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) asking for more information on what he described as “serious violations of the president’s record since its inception.”
In a letter to David Ferriero, an American archivist, Maloney requested that NARA provide details on March 10 including a detailed description of the contents of the boxes found at Trump’s home in Florida, as well as details of any records transferred that Trump destroyed or attempted to do. destroy.
The letter, dated 24 February, also asked NARA to provide March 17 documents and communications related to the use of personal messaging accounts in a legitimate business by Trump administration officials.
Maloney’s committee was overseeing Trump’s record-keeping, who resigned in January 2021. Trump has denied wrongdoing since it was discovered he had brought 15 boxes of presidential documents to his home in Florida, rather than handing them over to the National Archive, as required by law.
U.S. Presidential Records Act requires the storage of memos, letters, notes, emails, faxes and other written communications related to official presidential duties.
The Washington Post reported for the first time this month that some of the documents that were taken to Trump’s home were returned to the archives marked as separate, which could bolster the legal pressure Trump or his aides could face.