According to CBS News, the National Archives and Records Administration has urged the Justice Department to look into former President Trump’s handling of White House records.
According to a person acquainted with internal debates, a referral does not always imply an inquiry. According to the source, when there are suspected criminal infractions, referrals like these are regular procedure. The request was initially reported by the Washington Post.
The National Archives and Records Administration’s recommendation to the Department of Justice included the possibility that some of the records were classified material, according to CBS News.
After the National Archives received 15 boxes of papers from the former president’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, the management of White House documents under the Trump administration has come under investigation.
The Justice Department and the National Archives have both declined to comment on the situation.
“We do not comment on possible or existing investigations,” a representative for the National Archives stated.
Trump acknowledged the National Archives’ cooperation in a statement.
“Following collaborative and respectful discussions, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) arranged for the transport of boxes that contained Presidential Records in compliance with the Presidential Records Act,” the former president said. “Much of this material will someday be displayed in the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library for the public to view my administration’s incredible accomplishments for the American people. The media’s characterization of my relationship with NARA is Fake News. It was exactly the opposite! It was a great honor to work with NARA to help formally preserve the Trump Legacy.”