CDZ Should a POTUS be permitted to destroy records of conversations and discussion among officials?

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    "Analysts said Mr. Holder — the first sitting Cabinet official ever to face a contempt citation from Congress — will likely duck any legal punishment, though his department will soon be forced to begin turning over the documents he withheld, which sparked the initial fight. It’s just the latest in a series of stormy disputes that have defined his turbulent six-year tenure."

    Contempt of Congress case against Holder will proceed
     
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    Apparently 30,000+ emails results in nothing more than crickets.
     
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    ^^^ This.

    Going by the thread title, I thought it was about the Obama administration, but yes, Democrats do indeed practice shredding extensively , including destroying hard drives, hassling phone companies to destroy records, etc., so it's just bizarre they would complain about Trump's perfectly legal security practices; unlike the Obama and Clinton criminal syndicates, he isn't facing any RICO indictments.
     
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    Attention:
    This thread is not about other government official's. It's about a POTUS's activities with regard to records retention. Zone 2/CDZ rules require you to post on-topic comments, so please do so.
     
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    What is a record. If the president writes something on a post-it-note, does it automatically become a record that is illegal to destroy?
     
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    The previous admin set the precedent.
     
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    The previous admin set the precedent. So when you ask if it's okay for the POTUS to do this, you are going to have to deal with the fact that yup, it sure is, thanks to the previous admin.
     
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    The previous admin set the precedent. So when you ask if it's okay for the POTUS to do this, you are going to have to deal with the fact that yup, it sure is, thanks to the previous admin.
     
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    The Bush admin successfully defended the privacy of such communications.
     
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