Some of the Trump White House documents that were delivered to the House Select Committee on January 6 were reportedly shredded by the National Archives and Records and taped together again.
Three sources familiar with the records Tell the Washington Post about the status of administration documentsThis was confirmed by the National Archives of the newspaper.
In a statement to The Post, the National Archives said documents handed over from the Trump White House “include paper records that former President Trump tore down.”
“White House Records Management officials during the Trump administration recovered and recorded some torn records,” the agency said. “They were handed over to the National Archives at the end of the Trump administration, along with a number of tattered records that had not been reconstructed by the White House. The Presidential Records Act requires that all records created by presidents be turned over to the National Archives at the end of their administrations.”
The Hill contacted the National Archives and the select committee on January 6 to obtain further comments on the documents.
Former President Trump was I filed a lawsuit to prevent the commission from obtaining certain documentsHis lawyer claimed that it was illegal and that Trump wanted to maintain privileges on certain documents.
However, earlier this month, the archives handed over more than 700 documents that Trump sought to withhold.
“On the evening of January 20, the National Archives and Records Administration provided the Select Committee with all records in dispute in the litigation,” the agency said at the time.