Presidential Records Retrieved from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives with first lady Melania Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives with first lady Melania Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

The National Archives recently retrieved 15 boxes of presidential records from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, multiple news outlets reported.

Keeping the boxes of records at Mar-a-Lago violates a law that requires all documents related to a president’s official duties to be kept in government possession.

“As required by the Presidential Records Act the records should have been transferred to NARA from the White House at the end of the Trump Administration in January 2021,” the National Archives and Records Administration said in a prepared statement.

Some of the items taken to Mar-a-Lago were marked “top secret.” Trump’s representatives are continuing to search for additional records that belong to the National Archives, the agency said.

Meanwhile, The Landmarks Preservation Committee in Palm Beach officials reportedly voted unanimously to allow Trump to build two new bathrooms at Mar-a-Lago.

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