Records Released In Response to Presidential Records Act (PRA) Inquiries, Trump Administration
NARA officials are often consulted about records management of presidential and federal records. The Presidential Records Act governs access to records after the end of an administration. For more information visit https://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/laws/1978-act.html.
The National Archives will receive, preserve, and provide public access to all official Trump Administration social media content, including deleted posts from @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The White House has been using an archiving tool that captures and preserves all content, in accordance with the Presidential Records Act and in consultation with National Archives officials. These records will be turned over to the National Archives beginning on January 20, 2021, and the President's accounts will then be made available online at NARA's newly established trumplibrary.gov website.
Below are documents concerning records management related inquiries about the Trump Administration's presidential records.
|White House letter to the Archivist of the United States: Trump PRA Designation||February 16, 2017|
|White House memo to all personnel re PRA obligations (attached to Oct. 2 Compliance Reminder email)||February 22, 2017|
|Letter from Sens. McCaskill and Carper to Archivist David S. Ferriero||March 7, 2017|
|Archivist response to Sens. McCaskill and Carper||March 30, 2017|
Attachments to March 30, 2017 letter:
|White House email: Compliance Reminder; PRA||October 2, 2017|
|White House email: Monthly Legal Compliance and Ethics Training reminder||October 2, 2017|
|American Oversight letter: Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity and potential alienation of records||January 18, 2018|
|NARA response letter to American Oversight: Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity and potential alienation of records||January 25, 2018|
|White House letter to the Archivist of the United States: Updated Trump Designation of PRA Representatives||January 19, 2021|