Watchdog Group Accuses Biden Admin of Violating Presidential Records Act by Deleting Twitter Post
- November 4, 2022
David Hawkins, Slay News
The watchdog group “Protect the Public’s Trust” has accused Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration of violating the Presidential Records Act by deleting a post on Twitter.
The group has asked the National Archives and Records Administration for documents related to the White House’s deletion of a Tweet about Social Security.
The White House deleted the post after it was fact-checked by Twitter and found to contain false information, Slay News reported.
Protect the Public’s Trust argues that the deletion may have violated the Presidential Records Act.
“Enforcement of public records laws, such as FOIA, is virtually impossible if records retention policies are not enforced, including those covering social media,” Michael Chamberlain, Director of Protect the Public’s Trust said.
“If the American public is going to trust its government, these policies must be enforced equally, regardless of who is in power, and skirting the requirements to avoid embarrassment or political backlash must not be seen as legitimate justifications.”