House panel asks National Archives to determine if Trump retains sensitive gov't records

2022-09-14 08:06:37Xinhua Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

The chair of a U.S. House of Representatives committee on Tuesday asked the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to determine whether former President Donald Trump is still possessing any sensitive government records.

House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney sent a letter to acting Archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall to express concern that "sensitive presidential records may remain out of the control and custody" of the federal government.

"In light of the serious risk that Mr. Trump may still be retaining sensitive government records at Mar-a-Lago or his other properties, I urge NARA to seek a personal certification from Donald Trump that he has surrendered all presidential records that he illegally removed from the White House after leaving office," Maloney, a Democrat from New York, wrote.

The U.S. Depart of Justice (DOJ) is investigating whether Trump mishandled presidential and government records -- some of them allegedly highly classified -- when and after leaving office.

Federal agents searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, last month and seized 33 groups of items, including documents bearing classification markings, according to court filings.

Trump's attorneys and the DOJ are fighting in court about how those seized materials should be reviewed and used.

The Republican has lambasted the Mar-a-Lago "raid" as well as the DOJ probe and denied any wrongdoing.


Most popular in 24h

MoreTop news


Back to top About Us | Jobs | Contact Us | Privacy Policy
Copyright ©1999-2022 All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.
[网上传播视听节目许可证(0106168)] [京ICP证040655号]
[京公网安备 11010202009201号] [京ICP备05004340号-1]