Underneath the 1978 Presidential Data Act, the Nationwide Archives could not grant the general public entry to presidential paperwork for a interval of five years. Ex-presidents are given appreciable latitude—an excessive amount of, actually—to limit entry to sure kinds of data, together with these associated to national-security and medical issues. Which means that it could be some time earlier than we discover out what prompted Trump’s unexplained Saturday-afternoon go to to the Walter Reed Nationwide Navy Medical Middle in November 2019. (The White Home stated it was a part of his “routine annual bodily examination,” an evidence that the press instantly concluded was a lie.)
One other issue will probably be Trump’s behavior, acquired when he was in actual property, of ripping up paperwork. A minimum of in principle, that is in opposition to the regulation. For some time, Politico reported, Solomon Larty and Reginald Younger Jr., two career White Home records-management officers, actually gathered wastepaper from the Oval Workplace and the presidential residence and Scotch-taped the ripped-up paperwork again collectively. However within the spring of 2018, they have been fired abruptly and marched off the White Home grounds by Secret Service brokers. We don’t know whether or not any Scotch-taping continued after that. […]
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“Time. Time. What’s time? Swiss manufacture it, French hoard it, Italians squander it, People say it’s cash, Hindus say it doesn’t exist. Know what I say? I say time is a criminal.” ~~Truman Capote, Beat the Satan (1953)
At Day by day Kos on this date in 2009—The Final Individual Who Ought to Be Opening His Mouth:
No matter variations we as Democrats have relating to President Obama’s coverage selections in Afghanistan, the one factor we are able to all agree on is that we’re sick of listening to arsonists hanging across the fireplace they began telling us one of the best ways put it out. Sure media, nevertheless, eagerly add kerosene to the flames by endlessly quoting them.
Thus, in the present day, we have got torturer-in chief Richard Bruce Cheney – who lied us into warfare and additional enriched himself and his rich cronies within the course of—explaining to Politico how Obama has botched his choice as a result of he truly frolicked considering about it. Due to this fact, the President is projecting “weak spot.”
Weak spot is added to weak spot, Cheney says, by making an attempt some Gitmo prisoners in New York in civilian courts. Uh-huh. By hauling self-described holy warriors into American legal courts to be tried with thieves and murderers means the terrorists have already gained.
It takes no particular effort or studying between the strains to see the principle theme behind Cheney’s remarks: Obama is giving support and luxury to the enemy.