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Reader Opinion: One wonders why?

By law, the documents taken from the White House are not former President Trump's to keep.

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By law, the documents taken from the White House are not former President Trump's to keep. Regardless of the classification of the documents and whether or not he could or did properly declassify them, per the Presidential Records Act of 1978 they belong to the American people and are to be held in safety by the National Archives. One has to wonder why Trump went to such lengths — defying law, precedent, and requests from the National Archives — to keep them to himself?

Scott Ransom

Brainerd

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