Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together - POLITICO


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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.”
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7 days ago by twwoodward
Presidential records must be kept (by law), but Trump likes to rip papers to pieces when he's done with them. So white house staffers tape them back together.
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9 days ago by mcherm
The president's unofficial 'filing system' involves tearing up documents into pieces, even when they're supposed to be preserved.
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10 days ago by WFreeland
I wonder if there's a civil servant in Ireland empowered with cello tape.
No, wait! Most of…
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10 days ago by topgold
There's our coda right there,
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11 days ago by hockendougal
Trump, in contrast, does not have those preservationist instincts. One person familiar with how Trump operates in the Oval Office said he would rip up “anything that happened to be on his desk that he was done with.” Some aides advised him to stop, but the habit proved difficult to break.
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11 days ago by noodlepie
The president's unofficial 'filing system' involves tearing up documents into pieces, even when they're supposed to be preserved.
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11 days ago by terry
Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together
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12 days ago by sherenejose
Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together via

He shreds things he rea…
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12 days ago by codepo8
RT : The story here is that the White House complied with the Presidential Records Act until last spring.
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12 days ago by stealingsand
Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together - POLITICO
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12 days ago by Creativebloke
RT : History will not treat this guy kindly...
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12 days ago by Preoccupations
RT : For fuck’s sake.
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12 days ago by dunstan
RT : Everything about this story seems like a metaphor for archives’ real relation to state power
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12 days ago by jamesofputney
RT : This is a fascinating and bizarre story. Why were these civil servants fired without explanation?
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13 days ago by sujal
Working with a petulant toddler is easier than dealing with this moron.
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13 days ago by miaeaton
The president's unofficial 'filing system' involves tearing up documents into pieces, even when they're supposed to be preserved.
13 days ago by fnord
RT : this piece really is both mind-boggling and amazing via
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13 days ago by jburnmurdoch
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13 days ago by LibrariesVal
The story here is that the White House complied with the Presidential Records Act until last spring.
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13 days ago by fenster
I will volunteer to help tape the records back together.
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13 days ago by jeeves
RT : Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together by ⁦
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13 days ago by gregbrown
RT : Well this is bonkers.
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13 days ago by freerange_inc
I do this too

“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.”

"Both said they were forced to sign resignation letters without being given any explanation for why they were being dismissed."
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13 days ago by cosmic
RT : Gee, I wonder what kind of person would reflexively destroy documents the second he’s done reading them.
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13 days ago by mattgriffin
very normal habit picked up in the process of doing normal legal things
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13 days ago by fkbarrett
I feel like this is an example ripe for ’s toddler-in-chief thread
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13 days ago by kohlmannj
Jesus Christ, you can even teach a dog to stop tearing things up
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13 days ago by danmanchester
Having spent the past week in a historical archive, this is ... something
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13 days ago by audrey
My cat used to do this with junk mail. But she also caught mice, which Trump to my knowledge is not able to do:
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13 days ago by maciej
Insane and childish behavior at odds with the most basic of good government laws
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13 days ago by nelson
Favorite tweet:

Trump has a habit of ripping up all of his paper -- his own "filing system" of sorts. Officials working in records management spend their days taping them back together to avoid violating Presidential Records Act https://t.co/SxhurtBzmC

— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) June 10, 2018
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13 days ago by chetan
this story is incredible.
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13 days ago by girma
Unbelievable but great story from . Please read it.
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13 days ago by jbaldwin
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13 days ago by aebraddy