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NARA Cannot Assure Complete Transfer of Bush Records

NARA Cannot Assure Complete Transfer of Bush Records, by Steven Aftergood, Secrecy News, January 5, 2009.

Steven has a link to “National Archives Oversight: Protecting Our Nation’s History for Future Generations,” hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, May 14, 2008 and comments on the the integrity of the process of transferring the records to the National Archives.

Although the President is supposed to obtain the written views of the Archivist prior to any proposed destruction of non-permanent records, “the final disposal authority rests with the incumbent president… regardless of the Archivist’s views.”

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