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Subject: Politico on reported WH RM staff termination; taping up records
From: Maarja Krusten 2 <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 10 Jun 2018 19:29:40 -0400

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Politico, June 10, 2018:  "White House aides realized early on that they
were unable to stop Trump from ripping up paper after he was done with it
and throwing it in the trash or on the floor, according to people familiar
with the practice. Instead, they chose to clean it up for him, in order to
make sure that the president wasn’t violating the law. . .

Staffers had the fragments of paper collected from the Oval Office as well
as the private residence and send it over to records management across the
street from the White House for Larkey and his colleagues to reassemble.

. . . Lartey, 54, and Young, 48, were career government officials who
worked together in [White House] records management until this spring, when
both were abruptly terminated from their jobs."

Politico article link:
or short link

Note:  Under the Presidential Records Act, responsibility for records
management in the White House is codified as residing with the current
president and his designees on staff in the White House.  Unlike with the
Federal Records Act, NARA has no statutory role in RM implementation,
although it can advise if asked by the WH, until the president's term ends,
when it takes custody of preserved records.  For an account of how this has
worked in the past, see this article by Terry Good, director, White House
Office of Records Management, 2009:
or short link

NARA Presidential Records Act and Federal Records Act transition overview
as President Obama left office:
David McMillen, NARA, "Moving Out, Moving In," March 2017:
or short link

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