Donald Trump warned against destroying White House records


More than a dozen state attorneys general have warned Donald Trump’s administration to preserve presidential records, including Twitter posts, along with “emails from private servers” used for government communication and notes from conversations.

The group of Democratic attorneys general – led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is also pursuing an investigation into the president’s business and his associates – sent a letter to White House counsel Pat Cipollone on Wednesday urging the president to comply with the Presidential Records Act and Federal Records Act over concerns that the administration has sought to destroy records on its way out the door.

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“The Trump Administration shouldn’t have to be told that they need to comply with the law and keep all records of official business, but the last four years have shown that the president needs to be constantly reminded what the law is and how he must comply with it,” Attorney General James said in a statement.

15 state attorneys general and government watchdog groups have demanded White House officials preserve records over fears that Twitter posts and messages will be erased

Source: The Independent