8/12/2022

OBAMA: “The National Archives and Records Administration issued a statement Friday in an attempt to counter misstatements about former president Barack Obama’s presidential records after several days of misinformation that had been spread by former president Donald Trump and conservative commentators…

In its statement, NARA said that it obtained ‘exclusive legal and physical custody’ of Obama’s records when he left office in 2017. It said that about 30 million pages of unclassified records were transferred to a NARA facility in the Chicago area and that they continue to be maintained ‘exclusively by NARA.’

Classified records from Obama are kept in a NARA facility in Washington, the statement said.”

-John Wagner, “National Archives counters Trump’s baseless claims about Obama records,” washingtonpost.com, August 12, 2022