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Press Statement on Third Public Release of NARA Records Concerning the 15 Boxes Received from Mar-a-Lago in January 2022
Media Alert · Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Washington, DC

Today, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is making its third release of documents processed in response to nearly 50 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests seeking NARA records related to the 15 boxes of materials we received from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in January 2022. 

Today’s release consists of 573 pages of internal NARA emails related to the 15 boxes (266 pages in full and 307 with parts redacted). We are withholding 1,832 pages in full, under FOIA exemptions that apply to: (1) NARA’s internal deliberations and privileged communications with Trump’s Presidential Records Act representatives, federal agencies, and Congress (exemption (b)(5)); (2) information that, if released, would result in a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy (exemption (b)(6)); and (3) information concerning active law enforcement proceedings and efforts (exemptions (b)(7)(A), (b)(7)(C) and (b)(7)(E)). 

NARA will continue to review additional responsive information in the coming months for possible release. Due to pending litigation, we are not able to offer additional comment on today’s release. 

This statement is also posted online here: Press Statements in Response to Media Queries About Presidential Records.

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