Watchdog Says White House May Have Illegally Deleted Tweet on Social Security Boost
- November 5, 2022
Tom Ozimek, DC News Station
A watchdog group that seeks to hold government officials accountable has called for an investigation into whether a recent tweet posted by the White House Twitter account was later deleted illegally.
Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT), which seeks to expose “the self-dealing and conflicts of interest, and the improper and illegal behavior of senior officials,” issued a statement on Friday demanding a probe into whether deletion of the tweet ran afoul of the Presidential Records Act (PRA), which prohibits the unauthorized destruction of government and presidential records.
“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, PPT director, said in the statement.