Clinton, Obama and both Bushes turned over all classified records, representatives say


Former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Invoice Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama turned over their categorised data to the Nationwide Archives upon leaving workplace, representatives for every of the 4 leaders advised CNN, after categorised supplies have been found in one more former high official’s house.

The invention of categorised paperwork in former Vice President Mike Pence’s Carmel, Indiana, house was the third such case in latest months. Former President Donald Trump and present President Joe Biden have additionally been topic to scrutiny after categorised materials was discovered of their houses.

Not one of the former presidents’ representatives mentioned they have been conducting further searches of houses or workplaces the place paperwork might probably be saved.

As a substitute, they reiterated the practices these leaders adopted when departing the White Home in 1993, 2001, 2009 and 2017.

“All of President Clinton’s categorised supplies have been correctly turned over to NARA in accordance with the Presidential Data Act,” mentioned Clinton’s workplace.

Bush and Obama adopted the identical observe, their representatives mentioned, turning over each categorised and unclassified materials to the Nationwide Archives.

The Archives continues to take care of bodily and authorized custody of these data, Obama’s workplace mentioned.

George H.W. Bush instantly turned over all his papers, together with his private papers, when he left workplace. Then, at a later date, his private papers have been returned to him because the Archives sorted by way of every part, sources acquainted with his presidential papers mentioned.

A supply acquainted with the Archives advised CNN that they didn’t bear in mind former President Jimmy Carter discovering any stray categorised paperwork.

Former Vice President Dan Quayle confirmed to CNN that every part was turned over and he by no means had any points with discovering categorised papers after he left workplace, and sources acquainted with data of former Vice President Dick Cheney mentioned he additionally turned every part over when he left the White Home and is in compliance.

A spokesperson for former Vice President Al Gore mentioned, “When leaving the White Home in January 2001, Vice President Gore and his employees turned over supplies to NARA in accordance with the Presidential Data Act. No categorised supplies have been found within the 22 years since VP Gore left public workplace.”

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