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

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    Well, of course, a conversation is not policy or law. It's the retention of the content of the conversation that is required by law.
     
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    Well, of course, a conversation is not policy or law. It's the retention of the content of the conversation that is required by law.
     
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    Well, of course, a conversation is not policy or law. It's the retention of the content of the conversation that is required by law.
     
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    I know of no law that requires a President to record every word he says or is spoken to him.
     
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    Presidents can do whatever they want; Obama set the precedents. Nobody can snivel about anything Trump does, or Secretaries of State either, especially Democrats.
     
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    Records. No mention of every time a President says I need to take a wiz that it be recorded, nor every time a President asks his military leaders what do you think of nuking Mecca that it be recorded.

    Read your own links.

    (1) The term "documentary material" means all books, correspondence, memoranda, documents, papers, pamphlets, works of art, models, pictures, photographs, plats, maps, films, and motion pictures, including, but not limited to, audio and visual records, or other electronic or mechanical recordations, whether in analog, digital, or any other form.

    (2) The term "Presidential records" means documentary materials, or any reasonably segregable portion thereof, created or received by the President, the President’s immediate staff, or a unit or individual of the Executive Office of the President whose function is to advise or assist the President, in the course of conducting activities which relate to or have an effect upon the carrying out of the constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties of the President. Such term--
     
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    Reductio ad absurdum

    Just what do you think meeting minutes, tweets, emails, and so on are other than "documentary material" of what a POTUS says/does? Read the rubric article and you'll discover what sorts of "documentary material" the current POTUS has been discarding/destroying. All of it needs to be retained to the extent that it pertains to his activities, expressions and deliberations in performing his duties as POTUS.
     

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