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Who Does the National Archives Serve?

On July 30, 2018, a tweet from Senator Dianne Feinstein appeared in my Twitter feed. Feinstein’s tweet reads (in case the image doesn’t appear): The Presidential Records Act makes clear that White House records, including Brett Kavanaugh’s, belong to the American people. Now, the National Archives is refusing to provide those records to Democrats so we can vet his nomination. This has NEVER happened. #ReleaseTheRecords I was so shocked that the National Archives (full name:…

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