Historians having to tape together records that Trump tore upJanuary 17, 2021
Implications for public record and legal proceedings after administration seized or destroyed papers, notes and other information
The public will not see Donald Trump’s White House records for years, but there is growing concern the collection will never be complete – leaving a hole in the history of one of America’s most tumultuous presidencies.
Trump has been cavalier about the law requiring that records be preserved. He has a habit of ripping up documents before tossing them out, forcing White House workers to spend hours taping them back together.