Monday, November 28

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago needs careful handling with toilets and documents


Three recent news items:

News Item No. 1:

The National Archives retrieved 15 boxes of presidential records from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club.

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.

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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.

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White House flushed with secrecy

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News Item No. 2:

When Trump was president, wads of printed paper were sometimes found clogging the drain in the presidential toilet.

Staffers believed that Trump tore up documents and tried to flush them in his White House toilet, New York Times staffer Maggie Haberman writes in a soon-to-be published book.

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News item No. 3:

The Landmarks Preservation Committee in the town of Palm Beach recently voted unanimously to allow Trump to build two new bathrooms at Mar-a-Lago.

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