Papers assigned to the U . Committee
Trump tore up White House documents
1/2/2022 at 8:24 PM
Documents are required from the White House for the investigation into the storming of the Capitol Building. They came from the National Archives, which was apparently ripped apart by former President Trump. He is said to have repeatedly treated the leaves with little to no care for years.
The parliamentary investigation into the storming of the US Capitol in January 2021 appears to have obtained the White House documents that were torn to shreds by former President Donald Trump. Some of the documents were torn to pieces and then taped together again, according to the Washington Post. It is unclear exactly what the documents are.
The National Archives responsible for storing such documents, which referred the documents to the U-committee, essentially confirmed that they received documents torn up by the former president after Trump’s term in office. The National Archives cited AFP over media reports since 2018 that Trump used to shred documents — and that White House staff re-registered the documents together in compliance with legal retention requirements.
“They were delivered to the National Archives after the end of the Trump administration, along with a number of torn documents that the White House had not reconstructed,” the Washington-based institution said. The law states that the president’s written records must be handed over to the National Archives after the expiry of his term.
Trump did not want to reveal the documents
The National Archives recently handed over documents from the Trump era to the commission investigating the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Trump unsuccessfully appealed against the release of the documents and ultimately failed to the nation’s Supreme Court. Committee U members hope that memos, emails, lists of callers and visitors, and notes from conversations will provide new insights into the role Trump and those around him played in the violent attack on the US Parliament.
Radical Trump supporters stormed the Capitol when US Democrat Joe Biden was confirmed to have won the November 2020 presidential election there. The storming of the Capitol building with five deaths sparked global panic and is considered a black day in the history of American democracy.
Recently, Trump sparked outrage by announcing that he would pardon the convicted attackers of the Capitol Building if they return to the White House. “If I run and win, we will treat the January 6 people fairly,” the Republican said at a rally in Texas on Saturday. And if a pardon is required, we will pardon them because they were treated unfairly.”
Trump was publicly flirting repeatedly for another presidential nomination in 2024. The right-wing populist remains the strongman in the Republican Party.