Lawsuit filed to stop Trump destruction of presidential records

Watchdog groups are suing the Trump administration to prevent the destruction of records before the end of the term. The administration established a policy that allows staff to preserve as official presidential records screenshots of information sent on non-official messaging platforms. This procedure omits information vital to fulfilling lawful record-keeping obligations. (Axios, December 2, 2020, by Rebecca Falconer)

Led by CREW, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the groups say the administration may be destroying records to evade legal liabilities a violation of the Presidential Records Act. The use of screenshots CREW says may shroud decision-making processes behind policies. (Salon, December 3, 2020, by Igor Derysh)

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