The Fact Behind Trump’s Garbage Claims Obama “Kept” 33 Million Documents – Classifieds, Search Warrant

Former President Donald Trump, under federal criminal investigation for taking classified White House records at his Mar-a-Largo property in Florida, is desperately trying to change the subject by falsely accusing former President Barack Obama of possessing 33 million records from his administration. are doing.

not true. Wrong. Cheat. Garbage.

An open search warrant was issued on Friday 11 sets of confidential documents seized At Mar-a-Largo, Trump is being investigated for obstructing a federal investigation and violating the Espionage Act.

Trump and his allies are trying to fool the public by crafting a bullshit narrative and spreading it on social media and friendly outlets that Obama did the same thing and maybe even worse. Trump is making it.

It’s not complicated to set the record straight on this, as we know where Obama’s records lie — in northwestern suburban Hoffman Estates and Maryland.

“President Barack Hussein Obama held 33 million pages of documents, most of which were classified. How many of them were nuclear-related? The word is, a lot!” Trump said in a statement Friday.

In another statement, Trump said, “The big problem is, what are they going to do with the 33 million pages of documents, many of which are classified, that President Obama took to Chicago?”

On Thursday, Trump put it out there: “What happened to the 30 million pages of documents that Barack Hussein Obama took from the White House to Chicago? He refused to give them back! What is happening? This act was contrary to NARA. Will they be breaking into Obama’s ‘mansion’ at Martha’s Vineyard”?

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, All Obama administration documents are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration. NARA took legal and physical custody of the records and artifacts from Obama’s two terms ending January 20, 2017, as stipulated in the Presidential Records Act.

• Documents – and NARA put the number at 30 million, not 3.3 million – were packed and taken to the Hoffman Estate at 2500 W. Golf Road. For now, it is the official home of the Barack Obama Presidential Library. It is in a leased former furniture store on a busy street. NARA runs the Presidential Library System.

no sign pays attention to the location, and Barack Obama Presidential Library Not open to the public. After first landing at the Hoffman Estates, the classified material was eventually sent to a NARA facility in Maryland. NARA employees at Hoffman Estates are handling Obama’s declassified papers and preservation of artifacts About 35,000 items — from jackets, gifts from foreign leaders, to one of the cross pens used to sign the Obamacare law.

Check it out for yourself – here’s a link to NARA’s official Barack Obama Presidential Library website at Hoffman Estates: obamalibrary.gov,

• In a Friday statement, NARA said it “transferred approximately 30 million pages of unclassified records to a NARA facility in the Chicago area, where they are maintained exclusively by NARA. Additionally, NARA Washington, DC maintains classified records of Obama’s presidency at a NARA facility in the area. As required by PRA (Presidential Records Act), former President Obama has no control over where NARA stores his administration’s presidential records and how to store it.

• Obama’s documents and artifacts were brought in by NARA in anticipation of the establishment of the Obama Presidential Library at the Hoffman Estates. Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.

In May 2017, Obama’s team – in a surprise move, at least to the public – announced that there would be no presidential library at their center, a move that saved Obama millions of dollars and allowed him to complete the completion of his center under construction in Jackson. given control. park.

Instead, NARA will store records and artifacts and a new model – a Digital Presidential Library – will be created.

Obama Foundation Is PAYMENT NARA To digitize Obama’s documents.

That decision meant Obama didn’t have to raise millions of dollars for the endowment—money NARA would have asked for—or pay for more expensive structures to comply with NARA design and safety specifications.

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