There is seemingly no end to the ways in which the Biden administration will lash out at who they’ve come to disrespectfully refer to as “the former guy”, with the latest jab coming from one of the nation’s most banal institutions.
The National Archives, whose job it is to handle the documentation of our entire government, is now taking aim at former President Donald Trump, and they’re imploring Joe Biden’s Justice Department to be a part of it.
The National Archives has asked the Department of Justice to investigate former President Donald Trump’s handling of White House records, according to a source familiar with the matter.Advertisement - story continues below
The source said the Archives is seeking a review of whether Trump violated the Presidential Records Act, which requires that all records created by presidents be turned over to the National Archives at the end of their administrations, and other possible violations, including the handling of classified information.
There’s no telling if the probe will actually come to fruition, however.
It is not clear if the Justice Department will launch a formal investigation, as a vast majority of referrals to the department do not end up sparking a formal investigation. The Justice Department declined to comment.
The request comes just days after it was reported that the National Archives had raided Donald Trump’s Florida residence at Mar-a-Lago, looking to retrieve documents that were stored there incidentally.