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They claim that any time President Trump deletes a post from Twitter, he might be breaking the law. The Presidential Records Act makes it the responsibility of the President to preserve and maintain presidential records. “Many of the messages sent from these accounts are likely to be presidential records and therefore must be preserved,” the Congressmen wrote. If Trump deleted the posts without archiving, and without consulting with the Archivist, this would indeed appear to be in violation of the Presidential Records Act. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) wrote a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn expressing concerns over compliance with the Presidential Records Act and the Federal Records Act.
as declared in Another controversy engulfs Trump administration: Deleting Tweets in violation of federal lawsMalaysia Sun Friday 10th March, 2017• Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) The same rule applies for employees at federal agencies, under the Federal Records Act. However, now, two top congressmen have warned the White House that if President Trump or a member of his staff deletes a tweet, they may be violating federal law. In a letter drafted to White House counsel Donald McGahn and 55 federal agencies, Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md. Further, both the congressmen have also asked the White House to investigation whether federal officials are using personal email accounts for government business.
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Congress Warns Trump to Stop Deleting His Tweets
BTWPresident Trump and his administration may be breaking the law every time he deletes his tweets. According to the representatives, these acts can potentially violate the Presidential Records Act. sent a letter to the White House calling for more transparency with how the administration keeps communication records, including social media posts. Under the act of Congress, all official records of presidents and vice presidents must be preserved. Trump has previously deleted tweets whether it’s due to spelling errors or simply taking them down.
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