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Trump Has Been Hit With A Far-Reaching Lawsuit Right As He Prepares To Leave Office

A few weeks ago, the Electoral College officially made Joe Biden and Kamala Harris president and vice president, meaning that even Donald Trump is having to face the reality that he is about to be an ex-president.

But as he’s packing up and preparing to be evicted from the White House, Trump and the White House have been hit with massive, sweeping lawsuit that is meant to keep him from destroying evidence of his crimes.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), along with other groups, has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that accuses the Trump administration of “violating the Presidential Records Act by failing to properly preserve records of official government business.” The lawsuit also states:

“With the President facing potential legal and financial exposure once he leaves office, there is a growing risk that he will destroy records of his presidency before leaving. As guidance from the National Archives and Records Administration makes clear, screenshots that do not capture a message’s metadata are not ‘complete copies’ as the Presidential Records Act requires.”

Top presidential adviser Jared Kushner is also accused of “using non-official messaging accounts like WhatsApp to conduct official White House business, relying on screenshots alone to satisfy his record-keeping obligations.”

All of this leads CREW and their co-filers to conclude:

“This is part of a larger pattern of the President and the White House ignoring, if not flouting, their obligation to create and preserve records memorializing official actions and decisions.”

Donald Trump seems to believe that he can somehow hide all the evidence of the many crimes he is alleged to have committed. But he’s about to find out that the long arm of justice is coming for him.

 

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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