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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois) introduced legislation Monday to classify presidential social media posts -- including President Trump's much-discussed tweets -- as presidential records. The Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement (COVFEFE) Act, which has the same acronym as an infamous Trump Twitter typo last month, would amend the Presidential Records Act to include "social media." Presidential records must be preserved, according to the Presidential Records Act, which would make it potentially illegal for the president to delete tweets.

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"President Trump's frequent, unfiltered use of his personal Twitter account as a means of official communication is unprecedented. If the President is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference. Tweets are powerful, and the President must be held accountable for every post," said Quigley in a statement.

In January, National Archives spokesperson Miriam Kleiman told the Associated Press that social media posts would qualify as presidential records, but that statement is not explicitly spelled out in the law. ...

COVFEFE marks Quigley's second use of an acronym to jab at President Trump. His Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness (MAR-A-LAGO) Act would force the president to make the White House visitor logs, as well as the visitor logs at Trump's resorts, public.

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Just keeping up with technology advances.

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-06-14 11:31 AM | Reply

This is a good idea IMO.

#2 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-06-14 01:13 PM | Reply

Any written communication should be kept as part of the Presidential Record so this is a great idea.

#3 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-06-14 05:33 PM | Reply

Does Bleachbit work on Twitter accounts?

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-06-15 01:25 PM | Reply


@#2 This is a good idea IMO.

Agreed.

It's a shame private email servers don't have similar retention laws ....

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-06-15 04:07 PM | Reply

It's a shame private email servers don't have similar retention laws ....

#5 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

Hence no more private email servers. Should have changed that law a decade ago but we didn't.

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-06-15 04:12 PM | Reply

Does Bleachbit work on Twitter accounts?
#4 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Nope. Only basement servers.

One caveat - Bleachbit won't synch with Weiner's laptop.

And you'll have to crush your cell phone with a hammer.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-06-15 04:14 PM | Reply

Nothing short of melting down the platters will work. A local data recovery firm showed off at a recent tech show by recovering data from a small piece of a platter that had been overwritten several times

#8 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-06-15 05:40 PM | Reply

sucks to be that Congressman.

#9 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-15 06:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A D from Illinois. LOL
Where was he 8 years ago?
Hey Rep Quigley how about dealing with Illinois bankruptcy?

#10 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-06-15 09:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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ROFL.

That is one thing....and by "one thing" I mean "The one thing" I like about Congress: when they get creative with the acros!

#11 | Posted by bocaink at 2017-06-16 12:55 AM | Reply

yup a very good idea

#12 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-06-16 01:13 AM | Reply

I did enjoy this one
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#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-16 01:32 AM | Reply

Wow that URL is a work of art in its own right.

If Marissa Meyer got 218M for leaving Yahoo in a state like that, I'm starting to think a $100/hr minimum wage seems downright reasonable.

Anyway, heres the image, at the top of this URL. Maybe.

goo.gl

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-16 01:37 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Nothing short of melting down the platters will work. A local data recovery firm showed off at a recent tech show by recovering data from a small piece of a platter that had been overwritten several times

#8 | POSTED BY HATTER5183 AT 2017-06-15 05:40 PM | FLAG:

Power drill. Also, SSD is replacing platters.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-06-16 08:06 AM | Reply

"Power drill." - #15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-06-16 08:06 AM

That'll do it.

#16 | Posted by Hans at 2017-06-16 09:14 AM | Reply

Has anyone figured what the hell COVFEFE even means? Sort of reminds me of Pepe, Kek and Kekistan. They never meant a thing. It is simply a meme to let the left loose their mind over. And no, Pepe isn't a Nazi despite Rachel Madcow's "expert opinion". News for her, Pepe is a cartoon character, mostly a reaction to SJWs bullying. The very few times Pepe was put in Nazi garb was a joke brought on by the Antifa's constantly saying anyone who was not in lock step with them was a Nazi, racist, bigot, homophobe, etc. Use a word too many times and looses any meaning. The Kek and Kekistan thing is just the ridicule of identity politics. A non existent religion from a non existent country, making demands for recognition and "liberation". Now that's funny.

#17 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-06-16 10:35 AM | Reply

i have a new cross and this will be its' first harvest. i've named it "naranja covfefe"....i hope i haven't doomed it

#18 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-06-16 12:28 PM | Reply

"Power drill. Also, SSD is replacing platters."

Actually what they do is put them in the grinder. A drill leaves most of the innards intact.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-16 04:04 PM | Reply

There is a grinder on site at the Tukwila data center for example. Where the drives that hold Microsoft source code go when they reach EOL.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-16 04:06 PM | Reply

"A drill leaves most of the innards intact." - #19 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-16 04:04 PM

I'm somewhat philosophical about it all.

A drill will render most platter hard drives pretty much dead.

But, anything short of grinding the platters or melting them down would leave the data potentially recoverable.

And (here comes the philosophical part), if someone (LE, for example) really, really wants what's on your hard drive, they'll get it (short of grinding or melting the platters). But to really, really want it means they've already got you in their sights, and now they're just looking for corroborating evidence.

But, drill a few holes in a platter hard drive and it wouldn't be worth the time or effort (not to mention, cost) for Mr. Joe Average to do anything with it.

#21 | Posted by Hans at 2017-06-16 04:17 PM | Reply

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