House Dems Order Feds To Preserve Records On Probes

The Washington Post reports:

House Democrats sent letters Tuesday to the White House and over 50 government departments and agencies, ordering them to preserve their records in keeping with their obligations under federal law, and make an extra effort to preserve any information related to congressional oversight investigations launched in the past two years.

“Over the last four years, the Administration obstructed numerous congressional investigations by refusing to provide responsive information,” the chairs of 21 House committees wrote in their letters.

“You are obligated to ensure that any information previously requested by Congress — and any other information that is required by law to be preserved — is saved and appropriately archived in a manner that is easily retrievable.” The letters hint that the committees may continue to investigate matters from Trump’s tenure even after he leaves office.

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