Tag: National Archives and Records Administration

Prosecutors Pursue Inquiry Into Trump’s Handling of Classified Material

Federal prosecutors have begun a grand jury investigation into whether classified White House documents that ended up at former President Donald J. Trump’s Florida home were mishandled, according to two people briefed on the matter. The intensifying inquiry suggests that the Justice Department is examining the role of Mr. Trump and other officials in his […]

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F.B.I. Preparing to Investigate How Classified Material Went to Trump’s Home

WASHINGTON — Federal authorities are in the preliminary stages of investigating the handling of classified material found at former President Donald J. Trump’s Florida home after he left office, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The effort, led by the F.B.I., stems from the discovery of classified information in 15 boxes that contained […]

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How to Find Newly Released Census Records From 1950

The National Archives and Records Administration posted millions of records from the 1950 census online at 12:01 a.m. Friday, revealing for the first time a trove of data on people’s lives — from income to ancestry to education and more — that had been kept secret under federal law for 72 years. The release of […]

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Seven Decades Later, the 1950 Census Bares Its Secrets

“We have about 400,000 volunteers that index records all the time,” said David E. Rencher, the chief genealogical officer at Family Search. “For a project like this, where we rally the community, we’ll get a bump, probably several hundred thousand, just to do this.” That army is but one indicator of the national fascination with […]

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She Took the White House Photos. Trump Moved to Take the Profit.

WASHINGTON — As President Donald J. Trump’s tenure came to an end, the chief White House photographer, who had traveled the world with him and spent countless hours inside the White House snapping pictures, notified Mr. Trump’s aides that she intended to publish a book collecting some of her most memorable images. This was hardly […]

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Call Logs Underscore Trump’s Efforts to Sway Lawmakers on Jan. 6

For instance, Mr. Trump mistakenly called the phone of Senator Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, thinking it was the number of Senator Tommy Tuberville, Republican of Alabama. Mr. Lee then passed the phone to Mr. Tuberville, who said he had spoken to Mr. Trump for less than 10 minutes as rioters were breaking into the […]

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Biden Rehires National Security Staff Member Pushed Out Under Trump

A career National Security Council staff member under President Donald J. Trump, who was pushed out of her position after she refused to go along with an effort to use the powers of the federal government to silence one of Mr. Trump’s chief critics, has been rehired for the post by President Biden, two people […]

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House Panel Widens Investigation of Trump’s Handling of Documents

WASHINGTON — A House committee on Friday expanded its investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s destruction and removal of White House documents, demanding more information about classified material found at Mr. Trump’s property in Florida and reports that aides had discovered documents in a White House toilet during his time in office. In a […]

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Material Recovered From Trump by Archives Included Classified Information

WASHINGTON — The National Archives confirmed on Friday that it had found classified information among documents that President Donald J. Trump had taken with him to his home in Florida from the White House and that it had consulted with the Justice Department about the matter. The agency “has identified items marked as classified national […]

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Biden Rejects Trump’s Claim of Privilege for White House Visitor Logs

President Biden is opposing another effort by former President Donald J. Trump to withhold information from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, ordering the National Archives to hand over White House visitor logs the committee is seeking. In a letter to the National Archives, Mr. Biden’s White House counsel, Dana […]

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Trump Flouted Presidential Records Law. Will He Face Consequences?

WASHINGTON — While he was president, Donald J. Trump was known to destroy, tear up, remove and even flush White House documents down the toilet. He often eschewed the White House switchboard, using his own cellphone or those of his aides to communicate. The practices, which have drawn fresh attention as a result of the […]

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Republicans Who Railed About Clinton Emails Are Quiet on Trump’s Records

In his statement about the charges against Mr. Trump, Mr. Grassley said, “The law is the law, and it ought to be enforced regardless of which party is involved.” He added that he believed the National Archives, at the time “was less inclined” to involve the Justice Department in the recovery of Mrs. Clinton’s emails. […]

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Archives Found Possible Classified Material in Boxes Returned by Trump

The National Archives and Records Administration discovered what it believed was classified information in documents Donald J. Trump had taken with him from the White House as he left office, according to a person briefed on the matter. The discovery, which occurred after Mr. Trump returned 15 boxes of documents to the government last month, […]

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Trump Gives Documents Improperly Taken From White House to Archives

During the administration, top White House aides — including Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law, Jared Kushner — were found to have used personal email accounts for government work. More recently, in response to the House select committee investigation into the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, Mr. Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, […]

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What the Trump Documents Might Tell the Jan. 6 Committee

Drafts of speeches, remarks and correspondence concerning the events of Jan. 6 (13 pages) It is not clear precisely what this material covers. A draft proclamation honoring the Capitol Police and two officers who died after the riot, Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, as well as related emails (53 pages) Officer Sicknick died shortly […]

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In Rebuke to Trump, Supreme Court Allows Release of Jan. 6 Files

Among the documents that Mr. Trump had asserted executive privilege over were proposed talking points for Kayleigh McEnany, his former press secretary; a handwritten note concerning Jan. 6; a draft text of a presidential speech for the “Save America” rally that preceded the mob attack; and a draft executive order on the topic of election […]

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