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    Guys Who Tape Trump's papers back together

    Solomon Lartey spent the first five months of the Trump administration working in the Old Executive Office Building, standing over a desk with scraps of paper spread out in front of him. Lartey, who earned an annual salary of $65,969 as a records management analyst, was a career government official with close to 30 years under his belt. But he had never seen anything like this in any previous administration he had worked for. He had never had to tape the president’s papers back together again. Armed with rolls of clear Scotch tape, Lartey and his colleagues would sift through large piles of shredded paper and put them back together, he said, “like a jigsaw puzzle.” Sometimes the papers would just be split down the middle, but other times they would be torn into pieces so small they looked like confetti.

    t was a painstaking process that was the result of a clash between legal requirements to preserve White House records and President Donald Trump’s odd and enduring habit of ripping up papers when he’s done with them — what some people described as his unofficial “filing system.” Under the Presidential Records Act, the White House must preserve all memos, letters, emails and papers that the president touches, sending them to the National Archives for safekeeping as historical records. But White House aides realized early on that they were unable to stop Trump from ripping up paper after he was done with it and throwing it in the trash or on the floor, according to people familiar with the practice. Instead, they chose to clean it up for him, in order to make sure that the president wasn’t violating the law. Staffers had the fragments of paper collected from the Oval Office as well as the private residence and send it over to records management across the street from the White House for Larkey and his colleagues to reassemble.

    Lartey did not work alone. He said his entire department was dedicated to the task of taping paper back together in the opening months of the Trump administration.One of his colleagues, Reginald Young Jr., who worked as a senior records management analyst, said that during over two decades of government service, he had never been asked to do such a thing. “We had to endure this under the Trump administration,” Young said. “I’m looking at my director, and saying, ‘Are you guys serious?’ We’re making more than $60,000 a year, we need to be doing far more important things than this. It felt like the lowest form of work you can take on without having to empty the trash cans.”

    Lartey, 54, and Young, 48, were career government officials who worked together in records management until this spring, when both were abruptly terminated from their jobs. Both are now unemployed and still full of questions about why they were stripped of their badges with no explanation and marched off of the White House grounds by Secret Service. Young agreed to speak to POLITICO after this reporter contacted him to inquire about his termination. He then put this reporter in touch with Lartey, whose story of his dismissal — and the work he was asked to do during his final year of work under the Trump administration — corroborated Young’s account. Both men originally agreed to speak to POLITICO for a story about why they believe they were unfairly terminated from jobs they expected to hold onto until they retired. Both said they were forced to sign resignation letters without being given any explanation for why they were being dismissed.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...-system-635164

    All of this is beyond crazy. And with the both men abruptly fired - what is Trump trying to hide???

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    So if no one is currently stopping tRump from ripping up papers required by law to be 'preserved', and no one is reassembling the pieces, tRump and any others involved are breaking a federal law. Hopefully Mueller and Co are on top of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friday13 View Post
    So if no one is currently stopping tRump from ripping up papers required by law to be 'preserved', and no one is reassembling the pieces, tRump and any others involved are breaking a federal law. Hopefully Mueller and Co are on top of this.
    Don't worry. Mueller's got a team of sixty doing exactly that. Right now they're working on Cohen's shredder contents.
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    tRump hates paper as it constantly proves him to be a liar and cheater.
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    I liked the bit where it says preserving e-mails!!

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    "What's with all the ripped up paper?"

    "That's how I know if I've already read something."
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    Twitter is alive with this right now between political reporters. Turns out he just rips up his papers so they have some poor sod who has to tape them back together so he doesn't violate the Presidential Records Act.

    SMFH.

    Solomon Lartey spent the first five months of the Trump administration working in the Old Executive Office Building, standing over a desk with scraps of paper spread out in front of him.

    Lartey, who earned an annual salary of $65,969 as a records management analyst, was a career government official with close to 30 years under his belt. But he had never seen anything like this in any previous administration he had worked for. He had never had to tape the president’s papers back together again.

    Armed with rolls of clear Scotch tape, Lartey and his colleagues would sift through large piles of shredded paper and put them back together, he said, “like a jigsaw puzzle.” Sometimes the papers would just be split down the middle, but other times they would be torn into pieces so small they looked like confetti.

    It was a painstaking process that was the result of a clash between legal requirements to preserve White House records and President Donald Trump’s odd and enduring habit of ripping up papers when he’s done with them — what some people described as his unofficial “filing system.”

    Under the Presidential Records Act, the White House must preserve all memos, letters, emails and papers that the president touches, sending them to the National Archives for safekeeping as historical records.
    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...-system-635164
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    TRUMP WH has a dept. to TAPE BACK docs Trump tears up

    White House employs an entire department ordered to tape papers back together after Trump rips them up

    SARAH K. BURRIS
    10 JUN 2018 AT 17:00 ET

    The American government is ruled by a series of regulations designed to create transparency to the public, but those rules are no match for President Donald Trump.

    Politico reported Sunday that the White House has been tasked with taping papers back together after the president ripped them apart. Document preservation laws mandate that the White House keep schedules, memos, speeches, public digital communications and more.


    Since the transition the National Archives staff have frequently reminded the White House to follow the Presidential Records Act, but Trump’s staff has been “haphazard” in document preservation...

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/whi...entire-departm
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    I wonder if Trump has another group to unstick the pages of magazines?

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    Trump has Staffers Repairing Torn Documents

    Summary: Because Trump feels a need to tear up documents when he's done with them, staffers are required to spend hours taping them back together in compliance with the Presidential Records Act.

    Armed with rolls of clear Scotch tape, Lartey and his colleagues would sift through large piles of shredded paper and put them back together, he said, “like a jigsaw puzzle.” Sometimes the papers would just be split down the middle, but other times they would be torn into pieces so small they looked like confetti.

    It was a painstaking process that was the result of a clash between legal requirements to preserve White House records and President Donald Trump’s odd and enduring habit of ripping up papers when he’s done with them — what some people described as his unofficial “filing system.”

    Under the Presidential Records Act, the White House must preserve all memos, letters, emails and papers that the president touches, sending them to the National Archives for safekeeping as historical records.
    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...-system-635164

    Seriously... Tearing up documents when you're done with them? KNOWING that some poor bastards will be sitting at a table for hours compensating for your childish habit?

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