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US house to investigate whether Trump broke law in handling of documents

Posted on AllSides February 10th, 2022
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The House oversight committee on Thursday opened an investigation into potential violations of the Presidential Records Act by Donald Trump, after he retained and destroyed records relevant to the 6 January insurrection.

The panel asked the National Archives to turn over communications between the former president and the agency about missing and destroyed records, as well as a description of materials in boxes of records retrieved from Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago last month.

According to the New York Times, the boxes contained what the National Archives and Records Administration believed was classified...

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