Preserving Presidential Records—From Nixon’s Watergate Tapes to Trump’s “Burn Bags,” Lots of Controversy

From a Washington Post story by Gillian Brockell headlined “Presidential Records Act: From Nixon’s Watergate tapes to Trump’s ‘burn bags'”:

The National Archives and Records Administration removed boxes of documents from former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home last month after determining they had been improperly taken from the White House in violation of the Presidential Records Act….

This revelation comes after years of reporting about Trump’s propensity to tear up paper documents, also in violation of the PRA. One senior Trump White House official told The Post that White House staffers often put documents into “burn bags” to be destroyed.