Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act
Under the PRA, presidential records can not be made public until five years after a president leaves office.
She’s also preparing to accompany the president to Poland and Germany after the Fourth of July.
For a sense of perspective, since the start of the 20th century, there have only been nine newly appointed chief ushers, and the average length of their tenures is about 13 years.
While Trump met with the leaders of Apple, Amazon, and other tech behemoths on Monday to discuss topics such as immigration and modernizing government infrastructure, Thursday’s gathering – organized by the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the USA deputy chief technology officer, Michael Kratsios – was meant to be more forward-looking.
Instead, the complaint says, “records that the public otherwise would have the right, under the law, to access because they would be agency records subject to disclosure under FOIA are improperly cloaked as presidential records subject to the president’s exclusive control and beyond the reach of the public”.
“Our goal is to lead a sweeping transformation of the federal government’s technology that will deliver dramatically better services for citizens”, Trump stated. Stepler, who also attended today’s meeting, noted waivers can be automated even before drone rules are finalized, a sentiment that was echoed by multiple executives throughout the White House drone meeting today.
Chief of staff Reince Priebus and senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president’s powerful son-in-law, were at one moment spotted in an animated conversation, though the two men quickly displayed over-the-top smiles and walked off together once they realised they had been spotted by photographers.
A recent decision by Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to contract with a private company to manage the department’s electronic medical records is an example of the kind of changes the American Technology Council will pursue, the officials said. According to Banga, the conversation focused on regulatory challenges at the level of state and local governments, including how to speed up the regulation process so that innovation in the sector wouldn’t be stifled.
AT&T Randall Stephenson, who arrived late to the meeting, also gave Trump a demonstration on the advantage of 5G Internet using a small city model complete with lights. Tesla CEO Elon Musk left two of Trump’s advisory councils earlier this month after the president announced that he would pull the USA out of the Paris climate agreement. “Government has to catch up with the technology revolution”.