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Monday, June 11, 2018

Solomon Lartey spent the first five months of the Trump administration working in the Old Executive Office Building, standing over a desk with scraps of paper spread out in front of him. Lartey, who earned an annual salary of $65,969 as a records management analyst, was a career government official with close to 30 years under his belt. But he had never seen anything like this in any previous administration he had worked for. He had never had to tape the president's papers back together again.

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Yup and I believe by law he is suppose turn it over to be archived.

yup trump is a true walking talking POS

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-06-11 01:22 AM | Reply

Every thing crossing the president's desk is already archived. The working copy on his desk is just that. The president can mark, make notes or tear the document up. Many do. Phone calls are logged and recorded, every visitor is also. The only place the president can have a unrecorded conversation is in his library adjacent to the oval office or in the residence on the roof.

#2 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-06-11 06:37 AM | Reply

Trumplethinskin acts like a ₣ℳ℃₭!ℵ₢ two year old moron. The same mentality that blames Trudeau for imaginary reasons because he doesn't have the balls to admit he is nervous about NK. What a little piggy he is.

#3 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-06-11 09:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#2 ... Every thing crossing the president's desk is already archived. The working copy on his desk is just that. ...

And that working copy by law must be preserved in case, for example, Pres Trump had made any written notes on those copies. The Presidential documents are public property, not the property of Pres Trump.

That is why there is the person who tapes them back together.

...Under the Presidential Records Act, the White House must preserve all memos, letters, emails and papers that the president touches, sending them to the National Archives for safekeeping as historical records....

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-06-11 10:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 | POSTED BY DOCNJO AT 2018-06-11 06:37 AM | FLAG: Just making things up

#5 | Posted by JOE at 2018-06-11 10:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The president can mark, make notes or tear the document up. Many do.
#2 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

No, the president cannot tear them up. Did you read the article?

Under the Presidential Records Act, the White House must preserve all memos, letters, emails and papers that the president touches, sending them to the National Archives for safekeeping as historical records.

#6 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2018-06-11 10:04 AM | Reply

This is Trump pulling another sh-- fit because he wants to make a point no one can tell him what to do.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2018-06-11 10:12 AM | Reply

Trumplethinskin acts like a ₣ℳ℃₭!ℵ₢ two year old moron. The same mentality that blames Trudeau for imaginary reasons because he doesn't have the balls to admit he is nervous about NK. What a little piggy he is.

#3 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-

There has never been a person less qualified, less deserving, and less capable in the Office of the Presidency.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2018-06-11 10:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#8 | Posted by Zed He would have to tear up a lot of documents to catch up with what Hillery destroyed, at a rate of 200 a day for four years.

#9 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-06-11 11:21 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Every thing crossing the president's desk is already archived. The working copy on his desk is just that. The president can mark, make notes or tear the document up. Many do. Phone calls are logged and recorded, every visitor is also. The only place the president can have a unrecorded conversation is in his library adjacent to the oval office or in the residence on the roof.

#2 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

No. It's not. Trump gets the original. But there isn't a regulation saying they need to archive a document before the president sees it.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-06-11 11:36 AM | Reply

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#8 | Posted by Zed He would have to tear up a lot of documents to catch up with what Hillery destroyed, at a rate of 200 a day for four years.

#9 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

Hillary deleted personal emails. About 30,000. Wrongly.

George Bush "lost" 22 million government emails related to an investigation.

Trump has destroyed emails and documents in violation of court orders going back to the 1970's.

Want to say something else completely idiotic or are you done for the day?

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-06-11 11:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#11 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

A little bit of perspective is always a good thing. NW.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-11 02:31 PM | Reply

Everybody needs to revisit those simple, manual-dexterity skills we all learned in kindergarten: Taping, cutting with a scissor, folding paper, etc.

This is Trump's version of a Kindergarten-refresher for Solomon Lartey.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-11 02:46 PM | Reply

But her emails crowd making excuses for a direct violation of federal law.

#14 | Posted by 726 at 2018-06-11 04:59 PM | Reply

According to Article II, Section 3 of the U.S Constitution, the President "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed". That's not what I'm seeing here. It doesn't say "unless Hillary did that thing that time". Did your parents accept that excuse from you?

#15 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-06-11 05:46 PM | Reply

Every thing crossing the president's desk is already archived. The working copy on his desk is just that. The president can mark, make notes or tear the document up. Many do. Phone calls are logged and recorded, every visitor is also. The only place the president can have a unrecorded conversation is in his library adjacent to the oval office or in the residence on the roof.

#2 | Posted by docnjo

So what's the point of him tearing them up?

Find me a reason beyond childish moodiness.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-06-12 03:45 PM | Reply

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly, at least he wasn't throwing lamps or books at his spouse. Can you say the same about Hillery?
#11 | Posted by Sycophant, All E-mails made while Hillery was Sec.were going through a private unsecured server. Which is a felony for each document transmitted, if you want to look at real evidence.

#17 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-06-13 09:10 AM | Reply

"Which is a felony for each document transmitted"

If it's a felony why hasn't trump and the republican run congress done anything about it? Why didn't republican Comey? Why hasn't trump appointed anyone to look into hillarys "situation" like he promised in the debates?

Because you're being played, that's why.

#18 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-06-13 09:17 AM | Reply

Defend a nut who tears up documents and throws them on the floor and then has subordinates scotch tape them back together if you want but it really does make you look pathetic. Hilarious! I doubt there is anything Trump could do that you wouldn't defend him for. You're a joke!
Sychophantic Trump supporter = DOCNJO

#19 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-13 09:18 AM | Reply

"Which is a felony for each document transmitted, if you want to look at real evidence."

You want to supply the actual law your comment is based on? You make stuff up and think the rest of us believe you, it's just b*** s*** that fools your idiot friends but doesn't fool anyone here.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-13 09:20 AM | Reply

#20 | Posted by danni Executive Order 13526 and 18 U.S.C Sec. 793(f) of the federal code make it unlawful to send of store classified information on personal email.
Section 1236.22 of the 2009 National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requirements states that:
"Agencies that allow employees to send and receive official electronic mail messages using a system not operated by the agency must ensure that Federal records sent or received on such systems are preserved in the appropriate agency record keeping system."
Then there was the destruction of evidence, and many other actions that would put anyone else in prison. I have seen individuals go to prison for mishandling classified documents much less important. Have you?

#21 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-06-13 09:47 AM | Reply

. I have seen individuals go to prison for mishandling classified documents much less important. Have you?

#21 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-06-13 09:47 AM | Reply

I've never seen a child who would tear up documents serve in the White House before, have you?

#22 | Posted by Zed at 2018-06-13 10:07 AM | Reply

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