Former President Donald Trump took to TRUTH Social on Thursday to point out the blatant hypocrisy in his treatment compared to former President Barack Obama —who has pages of documents from his time at the White House as well.
“What happened to the 30 million pages of documents taken from the White House to Chicago by Barack Hussein Obama?” Trump said on TRUTH Social. “He refused to give them back! What is going on? This act was strongly at odds with NARA. Will they be breaking into Obama’s “mansion” in Martha’s Vineyard?”
Trump also shared a New York Post article, revealing that Obama left the White House with 30 million pages of records that were supposed to be digitized —but five years later, no progress was made.
“At the end of his presidency, Barack Obama trucked 30 million pages of his administration’s records to Chicago, promising to digitize them and eventually put them online — a move that outraged historians. More than five years after Obama’s presidency ended, the National Archives webpage reveals that zero pages have been digitized and disclosed.”
“Obama White House lawyers repeatedly invoked the Presidential Records Act to ‘delay the release of thousands of pages of records from President Bill Clinton’s White House.’”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) also shared the article on Twitter:
“The Nixon Library did not release the final batch of his secret tapes until 2013—39 yrs after Nixon was driven from office. The LBJ Library delayed releasing the final batch of his secret tapes…until 2016—47 yrs after he left office.” https://t.co/F89Z0Fii9D
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 11, 2022