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Trump aides are looking for MORE records he took from office after National Archives...

• By GEOFF EARLE, KATELYN CARALLE

Among the items items the National Archives retrieved from former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago is the infamous hurricane map that the president allegedly scrawled on with a Sharpie pen to expand its possible path.

The National Archives retrieved 15 boxes of official White House records from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida – and the former president's aides continue to look for material that belongs to the U.S. government.

'Former President Trump's representatives have informed NARA that they are continuing to search for additional Presidential records that belong to the National Archives,' the National Archives and Records Administration said in a statement Monday.

The trove of information Trump failed to hand over when he left the White House in January, 2021 includes his 'love letters' with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

It also included original versions of the letter former President Obama left for Trump in the top drawer of the Resolute Desk, where he told his successor: 'We are just temporary occupants of this office. That makes us guardians of those democratic institutions and traditions – like rule of law, separation of powers, equal protection and civil liberties.'

The retrieval follows reports the National Archives had to tape Trump documents back together after he ripped them office, routinely destroyed documents and had files put in 'burn bags' and sent to the Pentagon to be incinerated. 

The president also often had White House staffer put documents in 'burn bags' to be destroyed via incineration at the Pentagon rather than preserved, a senior Trump White House official told the Washington Post

So-called burn bags look similar to a paper grocery bag and are widely available throughout the White House complex, as well as at organizations who deal with top-secret information like the CIA and NSA.


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