Presidential Records Act

Presidential Record Racketeering

Libertarian Institute, August 30, 2022 Presidential Record Racketeering by Jim Bovard  Former President Donald Trump is supposedly one of the biggest scoundrels in American history for allegedly retaining documents from his presidency at his Mar-a-Lago home. Trump denies wrongdoing but the Justice Department is targeting him for violating the Espionage Act and other laws. DOJ […]
The post Presidential Record Racketeering appeared first on James Bovard.

New York Post: No Sainthood for Obama or National Archives in Trump FBI Uproar

Almost all the media coverage of the FBI Trump raid has ignored the perpetual failure of the Presidential Records Act to reveal presidents’ records. https://t.co/iwQnnN3KSo — James Bovard (@JimBovard) August 15, 2022 New York Post, August 15, 2022 There’s no sainthood for Obama, National Archives in Trump FBI raid uproar By James Bovard Accusations are […]

My First Bash on Presidential Records Act (2004)

Yesterday’s New York Post piece on the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home discussed why the Presidential Records Act was a sham. I have been hitting this theme for almost 20 years.  Here’s my first piece on the topic – an excerpt from my 2004 book The Bush Betrayal (St. Martin’s Press).   This article was […]
The post My First Bash on Presidential Records Act (2004) appeared first on James Bovard.

New York Post: FBI Trump Raid Exposes Washington’s Secrecy Shams

New York Post, August 9, 2022 FBI Trump raid exposes Washington’s secrecy shams By James Bovard FBI agents raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home Monday reportedly looking for boxes of classified material that Trump allegedly removed from the White House when his presidency ended in January 2021. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the raid showed […]

USA Today: Presidential Records Act is a bipartisan scam to hide White House mischief

USA TODAY, February 20, 2022 The contorted Presidential Records Act is a bipartisan scam to hide White House mischief by James Bovard The closing scene of the 1981 movie “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” depicts the newly-discovered Biblical Ark of the Covenant being put in a crate, stamped “top secret,” and then carted down the […]

Stop Protecting Presidents from History

American Institute for Economic Research, November 15, 2021 Stop Protecting Presidents from History by James Bovard Former president Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit to block release of speech drafts, call logs, and handwritten notes regarding the January 6 Capitol Clash. Trump is seeking to prohibit the National Archives from delivering those records to a […]
The post Stop Protecting Presidents from History appeared first on James Bovard.