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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june 2018 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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june 2018 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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june 2018 by WFreeland
I wonder if there's a civil servant in Ireland empowered with cello tape.
No, wait! Most of…
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june 2018 by topgold
There's our coda right there,
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june 2018 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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june 2018 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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june 2018 by terry
Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together
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june 2018 by sherenejose
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He shreds things he rea…
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june 2018 by codepo8
RT : The story here is that the White House complied with the Presidential Records Act until last spring.
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june 2018 by stealingsand
Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together - POLITICO
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june 2018 by Creativebloke
RT : History will not treat this guy kindly...
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june 2018 by Preoccupations
RT : For fuck’s sake.
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june 2018 by dunstan
RT : Everything about this story seems like a metaphor for archives’ real relation to state power
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june 2018 by jamesofputney
Working with a petulant toddler is easier than dealing with this moron.
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june 2018 by miaeaton
The president's unofficial 'filing system' involves tearing up documents into pieces, even when they're supposed to be preserved.
june 2018 by fnord
RT : this piece really is both mind-boggling and amazing via
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june 2018 by jburnmurdoch
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june 2018 by LibrariesVal
The story here is that the White House complied with the Presidential Records Act until last spring.
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june 2018 by fenster
I will volunteer to help tape the records back together.
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june 2018 by jeeves
RT : Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together by ⁦
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june 2018 by gregbrown
RT : Well this is bonkers.
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june 2018 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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june 2018 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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june 2018 by mattgriffin
very normal habit picked up in the process of doing normal legal things
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june 2018 by fkbarrett
I feel like this is an example ripe for ’s toddler-in-chief thread
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june 2018 by kohlmannj
Jesus Christ, you can even teach a dog to stop tearing things up
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june 2018 by danmanchester
Having spent the past week in a historical archive, this is ... something
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june 2018 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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june 2018 by maciej
Insane and childish behavior at odds with the most basic of good government laws
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june 2018 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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june 2018 by chetan
this story is incredible.
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june 2018 by girma
Read this and weep.
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june 2018 by danielcurran
Unbelievable but great story from . Please read it.
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june 2018 by jbaldwin
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june 2018 by aebraddy