Our President Donald Trump is a bit of a Twitter addict. He kept us entertained and scared during the campaign with his ranty and raving tweets.
Now that he is president, there are more rules that he needs to learn to follow. One of which is the Presidential Records Act. All communications from the president, in any medium, should be kept and recorded to be released at a much later date.
Trump often tweets things and then deletes them. This could be a violation of the Presidential Records Act.
Kelly Love, a White House spokeswoman, said:
“We have systems in place to capture all tweets and preserve them as presidential records; even if they have been deleted.”
The act does several things:
- Defines and states public ownership of the records.
- Places the responsibility for the custody and management of incumbent Presidential records with the President.
- Allows the incumbent President to dispose of records that no longer have administrative, historical, informational, or evidentiary value, once he has obtained the views of the Archivist of the United States on the proposed disposal.
- Requires that the President and his staff take all practical steps to file personal records separately from Presidential records.
- Among others…
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