President Trump continues to use unsecure mobile device, while deleting tweets in violation of Presidential Records Act
NBC News is reporting when Trump deleted a tweet, he likely violated the Presidential Records Act, a 1978 law that requires all presidential writings be preserved. Congress recently amended it to include electronic records.
“If he uses his Twitter account for official presidential business, it should be subject to the Presidential Records Act,” Caroline Mala Corbin, a constitutional law professor at the University Miami, said.
Congress passed the law “after the Watergate scandal and President Nixon’s attempt to hide his records,” she said, to establish that all presidential records “must be preserved.” Read more here.
President Trump has refused to give up his mobile device despite White House officials urging him to comply with government requirements and Presidential Records Act. What does this say about Trump’s ability to follow the law and lack of security, especially in a post-Hillary scandalized unsecured email era? Please add your comments below.