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Jared Kushner’s use of WhatsApp to communicate with foreign leaders and Ivanka Trump’s use of a personal email account may violate the Presidential Records Act. The trouble is, that law relies on nothing more than an honor system, given the complete lack of authority for any body to enforce it and dole out punishment. Donald Trump, as was true with past presidents, “has virtually unlimited discretion to decide what ‘steps … may be necessary’” to preserve records and dispose of those that hold no value. “In fact, the only thing he ostensibly has to do before destroying records is ask the advice of the official Archivist, the director of the National Archives and Records Administration … and the president is free to ignore that guidance.” All the archivist can do is ask for the advice of congressional oversight committees. Jarrett Dieterle and Courtney Joslin, writing for the R Street Institute

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