All of this for a few missing documents that we’re told—it’s just comical that the feds would believe we, the American people, would buy this line. I don’t believe even the most ardent Trump detractor believes this statement, with their primary criticism being that – the chimera tale isn’t convincing. It isn’t, but let’s have some fun with this game. Because the National Archives is concerned about the security of its records, if federal agents are roaming nationwide to guarantee that they are safe, then Obama’s home must be raided next because the procedure for keeping track on all his documents begins in 2018. There was a great loss of Obama files—they vanished into thin air. Around this time, Real Clear Politics wrote an article regarding missing papers, mentioning Hillary Clinton’s email mess again (via RCP):
“During the middle of transferring the critical records from the Obama administration to the National Archives, archivist David Ferriero discovered a major problem: Many essential documents are missing.”
“Ferriero, a world-famous expert on manuscripts and archiving, has been leading a much-needed digital transformation and expansion of the National Archives for the past nine years. This will allow you to search for documents locally and remotely with greater ease.”
“The Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments were also passed in 2014 to help establish the new policies. The 1950 Federal Records Act was amended for the first time, placing electronic government records under it. The new legislation also clarified “the obligations of federal government employees when using non-government email systems” and gave the National Archives power to prevent the removal of original and classified records without permission. It also provides the Archivist of the United States with ultimate judgement on what is a government record.”
“However, recent congressional testimony has shown that the Obama administration itself engaged in wholesale information destruction and “loss,” as well as systematic record covering evasion, by engaging in private emails. So far, former Pres. Obama, Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, and numerous EPA officials have been implicated. The IRS also had a record number of “losses.” Andrew McCarthy described it as a “unauthorized private communications systems for official business for the sole purpose of defeating the federal record-keeping and disclosure laws.”
The Obama library has now been built. It’s in operation and open to the public, but maybe we should check whether he has any records hidden away on his Martha’s Vineyard property. I mean, the guy demanded over 10,000 papers kept under seal. The National Archives received boxes of papers from Mar-a-Lago back in February, and the feds still came down on Donald Trump looking for anything that would keep the Russian collusion lie alive—that is, those precious presidential memoranda that just needed a Hoover brigade escort. It’s like a carnival. If we’re opening safes of former presidents based on political affiliation, Obama’s palaces should be raided when the GOP recaptures executive power. All we have to do now is make sure the Presidential Records Act is followed. It’s about being patriotic. That’s what a lot of people have told me.