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Presidential Record Racketeering

Libertarian Institute, August 30, 2022 Presidential Record Racketeering by Jim Bovard  Former President Donald Trump is supposedly one of the biggest scoundrels in American history for allegedly retaining documents from his presidency at his Mar-a-Lago home. Trump denies wrongdoing but the Justice Department is targeting him for violating the Espionage Act and other laws. DOJ […]

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My First Bash on Presidential Records Act (2004)

Yesterday’s New York Post piece on the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home discussed why the Presidential Records Act was a sham. I have been hitting this theme for almost 20 years.  Here’s my first piece on the topic – an excerpt from my 2004 book The Bush Betrayal (St. Martin’s Press).   This article was […]

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New York Post: FBI Trump Raid Exposes Washington’s Secrecy Shams

New York Post, August 9, 2022 FBI Trump raid exposes Washington’s secrecy shams By James Bovard FBI agents raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home Monday reportedly looking for boxes of classified material that Trump allegedly removed from the White House when his presidency ended in January 2021. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the raid showed […]

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Stop Protecting Presidents from History

American Institute for Economic Research, November 15, 2021 Stop Protecting Presidents from History by James Bovard Former president Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit to block release of speech drafts, call logs, and handwritten notes regarding the January 6 Capitol Clash. Trump is seeking to prohibit the National Archives from delivering those records to a […]

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