(PresidentialHill.com)- House Democrats are really, really, really trying to find something former President Donald Trump might have done wrong. After failing to convict former President Donald Trump in two partisan impeachment trials, the House Oversight Committee is now reportedly expanding its investigation into the former president’s handling of presidential documents after he left office.
Carolyn B. Maloney, the chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee, told the press that she believes that further records may be destroyed and wants to find out if more records need to be recovered from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
It comes after the former president returned documents to House Democrats from his Mar-a-Lago estate earlier this month.
“In response to a request from the committee, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) provided new details of what appears to be the largest-scale violations of the Presidential Records Act since its enactment,” Maloney said in a letter to the official archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero.
She added that she is “deeply concerned” that the former president may have broken the law via “intentional efforts to remove and destroy records that belong to the American people.” Her claim, however, is contested. If the president broke the law, that’s down to a court of law to determine – not a House Democrat with a partisan agenda.
House Democrats claim that the former president tore up records during his time in the White House and that some members of the White House staff taped some of the documents back together. However, the claims are completely contested – including by former President Donald Trump himself.
In a statement, Trump slammed an upcoming book from a New York Times reporter that claims Trump would often flush documents down the toilet in the White House. Trump called the claims “categorically untrue” and added that they were “simply made up by a reporter in order to get publicity for a mostly fictitious book.”