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National Archives Calls Out Trump’s False Accusation That Obama Snatched Documents | NEWSRUX

The U.S. Nationwide Archives and Information Administration has known as out Donald Trump over his repeated false accusations that former President Barack Obama grabbed 30 million pages of paperwork when he left the White Home.

In posts on his social media platform Reality Social, Trump has relentlessly attacked the dearth of authorized motion in opposition to Obama over this imagined situation. It performs into his argument that the federal government has allowed Obama free rein over presidential paperwork, whereas punishing Trump.

On Friday, Trump once more attacked the previous president, falsely claiming: “President Barack Hussein Obama saved 33 million pages of paperwork, a lot of them categorized. What number of of them pertained to nuclear?” he requested. “Phrase is, tons!”

Trump lashed out after the FBI revealed it collected 20 packing containers of paperwork, together with 11 units of categorized data, with some high secret, in its search of his Mar-a-Lago residence on Monday. Trump is at the moment below investigation for doable violations of the Espionage Act regarding the supplies, in response to the FBI’s search warrant.

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The Nationwide Archives, responding to Trump’s repeated claims, stated in a press release Friday that it “assumed unique authorized and bodily custody” of Obama’s presidential information on the finish of his time period in 2017, “in accordance with the Presidential Information Act.”

The Nationwide Archives stated it “moved roughly 30 million pages of unclassified information to a NARA facility within the Chicago space, the place they’re maintained completely by NARA.”

The paperwork will ultimately be housed in a presidential library there. As required by regulation, Obama has “no management over the place and the way NARA shops the Presidential information of his Administration,” the assertion famous.

Trump started harping on his pretend declare following an opinion piece within the New York Submit on Tuesday that referred to the Obama paperwork. The harshest criticism was that the Nationwide Archives is manner behind on digitizing information from the Obama administration.

It wasn’t lengthy earlier than Fox Information joined the refrain singing the doubtful accusations concerning the Obama paperwork. Sean Hannity falsely claimed they had been “probably categorized.” One visitor puzzled why federal SWAT groups weren’t descending on the Obama paperwork.

The Washington Submit characterised the Trump and Fox technique as “flooding the zone with rubbish” — a phrase borrowed from Steve Bannon — when confronted with severe hassle.

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