In the middle of directing the difficult task of transferring the historically important records of the Obama administration into the National Archives, the archivist in charge, David Ferriero, ran into a serious problem: A lot of key records are missing. A first-rate librarian, Ferriero has been driving a much-needed digital overhaul and expansion of the National Archives over the nine years of his appointment. This will greatly improve the ability of digital search locally and remotely, as well as accessing the files themselves. To support this effort, in 2014 President Obama signed the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments. For the first time electronic government records were placed under the 1950 Federal Records Act. The new law also included updates clarifying “the responsibilities of federal government officials when using non-government email systems” and empowering “the National Archives to safeguard original and classified records from unauthorized removal.” Additionally, it gives the Archivist of the United States the final authority in determining just what is a government record.
And yet the accumulation of recent congressional testimony has made it clear that the Obama administration itself engaged in the wholesale destruction and “loss” of tens of thousands of government records covered under the act as well as the intentional evasion of the government records recording system by engaging in private email exchanges. So far, former President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Lynch and several EPA officials have been named as offenders. The IRS suffered record “losses” as well. Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy called it:
Rep. Jordan on Fisker: Obama Administration Lost $200M in Taxpayer Money
Rep. Jordan takes to Fox News to discuss taxpayer losses in the Fisker DOE loan program. its so easy to spend and lose other peoples money and Obama change did just that for eight years!
Flashback 2014 – State Dept. “Missing” $6 Billion Under Secretary Hillary Clinton
(Truthstream Media.com) The latest news in government fraud and waste points to an odd if not suspicious lapse of five years of the Obama Administration’s State Department during which there was no Inspector General overseeing official expenditures and during which more than $6 billion went unaccounted for. The entire time that Hillary Clinton — one of the most scandal-ridden and allegedly corrupt figures of recent American memory — was Secretary of State, the State Department had no Inspector General. It was not until more than six months after John Kerry took the post that Steve A. Linick took the job, and here’s what he’s turned up so far… $6 Billion Goes Missing at State Department