House Oversight Committee says DOJ Blocking Trump Records Probe

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House Oversight Committee chairwoman Carolyn Maloney claims the Justice Department is intentionally obstructing the panel’s investigation into Trump’s handling of presidential documents.

In a letter to Attorney General Marrick Garland, Rep. Maloney says the DOJ’s separate investigation into the documents has prevented the National Archives from handling materials over to the panel.

The Washington Examiner reports:

“I write today because the Department of Justice is preventing NARA from cooperating with the Committee’s request, which is interfering with the Committee’s investigation,” she wrote, per CNN. “By blocking NARA from producing the documents requested by the Committee, the Department is obstructing the Committee’s investigation.”

The National Archives could not fulfill some of the committee’s information requests because of the DOJ’s investigation over whether Trump mishandled classified documents, general counsel Gary Stern claimed. Maloney emphasized the committee “does not wish to interfere in any manner with any potential or ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice” but wants the National Archives to be allowed to cooperate with its inquiry.

The committee began its investigation last month after reports surfaced that the National Archives acquired 15 boxes from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in mid-January. Trump improperly stored the material at his resort, which included presidential material such as notes from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and former President Barack Obama.

After receiving the material, archivists quickly surmised that classified material was likely included in the boxes, potentially breaking laws governing the handling of such information, and turned the matter over to the DOJ. The department has taken steps toward an investigation, the Washington Post reported.

The House Oversight Committee’s investigation focuses on Trump’s failure to comply with the Presidential Records Act of 1978. The Presidential Records Act requires that material get turned over to the National Archives.



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maxibaby
maxibaby
4 months ago

TEST

David Stevens
David Stevens
4 months ago

The side accusing are the ones gulity

Richard Perry
Richard Perry
4 months ago

I have a great idea why do we not investigate Hillary Clinton on using unsecured lines for classified emails and burner phones that she bleached and smashed phones with hammers

Madeleine
Madeleine
4 months ago

What a load of HOGWASH. President Trump willingly handed over all his records as requested. Media always report the exact opposite of truth. Nothing President Trump ever did whilst in Office was illegal or under the Counter. However , the Biden, Obama, Clinton , Bush Presidency’s were Cabal operated. Funny how President Trump is scrutinized with a microscope yet he was in Business all his adult life and made money legitimately and takes no salary, yet these Crooks came in with not much and left billionaires and no one questioned their shady dealings? Could it possibly be that they dont like an honest and highly successful man in power, snooping into their clandestine behaviour? And what they cant handle is that he is giving the power back to te people. President Trump is the most successful President in living history and the NWO dont like it

Puuhhleeze_09
Puuhhleeze_09
4 months ago

Quote from article, “Maloney emphasized the committee “does not wish to interfere in any manner with any potential or ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice” but wants the National Archives to be allowed to cooperate with its inquiry.”, unquote. BUT the committee wants to interfere with the DOJ investigation so they can either plant items or totally make up more falsehoods to support their agenda. 🙄

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