Trump Routinely Shreds Documents He’s Required to Preserve

Trump Routinely Shreds Documents He’s Required to Preserve

Apparently President Trump likes to rip things up after he reads them.

"You found pieces and taped them back together and then you gave it back to the supervisor", Lartey said.

As career staffers who were abruptly forced to resign earlier this year, Solomon Lartey and Reginald Young Jr. told Politico that they were paid almost $66,000 a year to tape back together official documents that went through the Oval Office.

Donald Trump reportedly rips up his notes when he is finished with them - leaving White House officials to tape them back together again.

The Presidential Records Act requires the White House to preserve all memos, letters, emails and papers the president touches and send them to the National Archives for safekeeping.

Presidential records must be preserved and transferred to the national archives under U.S. law which "places the responsibility for the custody and management of incumbent presidential records with the president". And they got this story instead, with an aside about their being fired dutifully recorded near the end of the piece.

He told Politico: "We had to endure this under the Trump administration".

"I had a letter from Schumer - he tore it up", he said referring to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer.

The president's alleged habit of tearing up old papers has been described by some as his unofficial filing system.

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"I was stunned", Lartey said.

The employees said that the project was still ongoing as of this spring, when both Lartey and co-worker Reginald Young Jr. were pushed out from their jobs along with other careers officials.

"I'm looking at my director, and saying, 'Are you guys serious?'" Young told Politico.

Lartey said the most frequently shredded items that came across his desk were news articles - specifically, ones that depicted Trump in an unflattering light.

Staffers had the fragments of paper collected from the Oval Office as well as the private residence and send it over to records management across the street from the White House for Lartey and his colleagues to reassemble.

Mr Lartey has worked for other presidents but said he has never had to do anything similar.

'It felt like the lowest form of work you can take on without having to empty the trash cans'.

Former Washington aides claim they were regularly asked to tape up documents that Mr Trump had torn up.

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