National Archives

National Archives Asks Past Presidents and VPs To Check If They Have Any Classified Documents
Classified Documents Found At The Home Of Former VP Pence
Watchdog Group Sues Federal Agencies Over Missing Jan. 6 Text Messages
Where Things Stand: Trump Wants To Clear Out The National Archives If He Wins In 2024
This is your TPM evening briefing.

If Donald Trump ever grows tired of being faux-bashful about 2024 and actually announces he’s running, we know what at least one item on his agenda will be: purging the “woke and broken” National Archives.

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FBI Recovered ‘Sensitive Compartmented’ Docs From Mar-A-Lago
WaPo: FBI Searched Trump Resort For Classified Nuclear Docs

The Washington Post has a breaking new development this evening that’s worth your attention:

Classified documents relating to nuclear weapons were among the items FBI agents sought in a search of former president Donald Trump’s Florida residence on Monday, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Read the full piece here.

Where Things Stand: Destroying Docs In Shady Ways Was Apparently A Fixture Of The Trump WH
This is your TPM evening briefing.

We already know a bunch of details about ex-President Trump’s proclivity for ripping papers into tiny shreds after he was finished reading them during his presidency, leaving the work of taping the documents back together to National Archives staffers.

We also learned that Trump liked to discard documents in other weird ways a few months ago, back when reports first surfaced that indicated White House staffers might’ve improperly handled some top secret documents when Trump brought boxes of records to Mar-a-Lago after he exited the White House. Those reports included befuddling details about Trump’s penchant for flushing records down the toilet when he was done reading them.

But it appears the unconventional (*cough* maybe illegal *cough*) document-destruction extended beyond the former president himself — a man who we all know had a lot of mystifying habits to begin with.

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National Archivist Confirms Records Brought To Mar-A-Lago Included Classified Material
Threat By National Archives To Go To DOJ, Congress May Have Led To Trump Turning Over Mar-a-Lago Records
National Archives Requests DOJ Probe Trump’s Handling Of White House Records
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