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Sun Jun 10, 2018, 04:42 PM

Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together

The president's 'unofficial filing system' involves tearing up documents into pieces, even when they're supposed to be preserved.

Solomon Lartey spent the first five months of the Trump administration working in the Old Executive Office Building, standing over a desk with scraps of paper spread out in front of him.

Lartey, who earned an annual salary of $65,969 as a records management analyst, was a career government official with close to 30 years under his belt. But he had never seen anything like this in any previous administration he had worked for. He had never had to tape the president’s papers back together again.

Armed with rolls of clear Scotch tape, Lartey and his colleagues would sift through large piles of shredded paper and put them back together, he said, “like a jigsaw puzzle.” Sometimes the papers would just be split down the middle, but other times they would be torn into pieces so small they looked like confetti.

It was a painstaking project that was the result of a clash between legal requirements to preserve White House records and President Donald Trump’s odd and enduring habit of ripping up papers when he’s done with them — what some people described as his unofficial “filing system.”

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/10/trump-papers-filing-system-635164

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Reply Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together (Original post)
demmiblue Jun 10 OP
no_hypocrisy Jun 10 #1
RockRaven Jun 10 #2
demmiblue Jun 10 #6
renate Jun 10 #10
FSogol Jun 10 #3
RandomAccess Jun 10 #4
Gidney N Cloyd Jun 10 #5
muriel_volestrangler Jun 10 #7
Blue Owl Jun 10 #8
Mr.Bill Jun 10 #9
Hekate Jun 10 #11
yankeepants Jun 10 #12
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 10 #18
orangecrush Jun 10 #13
smirkymonkey Jun 10 #14
Ferrets are Cool Jun 10 #15
Raven123 Jun 10 #16
alwaysinasnit Jun 10 #17
Uncle Joe Jun 10 #19
Laffy Kat Jun 11 #20
LuckyLib Jun 13 #21
Trek4Truth Jun 13 #22

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 04:45 PM

1. OMFG

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 04:49 PM

2. Remember at the end of that debate w/ Hillary he tore up his notecards?

Whilst grinding his teeth? I bet the degree of paper tearing relates to how angry he is about the meeting he's just had...

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 05:30 PM

6. I forgot about that:

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 06:22 PM

10. wow... we should have been able to predict where we are now from that moment

That is a very, very, very, very telling few seconds.

I was an optimist for way too long. Several days at least.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 04:52 PM

3. LOL, I bet he jumps up and down on them when his is really angry.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 05:09 PM

4. More utter contempt for laws, procedures, norms

He is one helluva piece of work.

As much as we knew about him before, it just keeps getting worse by the day.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 05:11 PM

5. Remember Bronson Pinchot in The Langoliers?

I imagine Trump like this while waiting for Mueller's axe to drop:

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 05:58 PM

7. Mistake in their headline - should be "taped". They were fired without explanation.

I guess they were suspected of leaking something. Or Trump or a fanatic decided that anyone employed under the previous administration had to be fired if they read the Holy Words of the God Emperor.

The Oval Office now has a virtual Baby On Board sign.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 06:06 PM

8. toddler trumpy ate all the paste so they need to use tape

n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 06:14 PM

9. Is there anyone working in the White House

intelligent enough to think of making copies of the papers before they hand them to Trump?

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 06:22 PM

11. Not if they were hired by him. No.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 06:37 PM

12. They need his copies

With the crayon marks on them.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 07:56 PM

18. My question exactly.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 06:38 PM

13. Dear God.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 06:39 PM

14. It gets more bizarre every day.

When will it all stop?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 06:52 PM

15. One of the many, many ways the orange one wastes our tax dollars...

deplorables will be so proud that we hate him.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 07:22 PM

16. Let's apply candidate Trump's solution to those who destroy documents and Lock him up

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 07:36 PM

17. There doesn't seem to be any negative consequences to violations of the Presidential Records Act....

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 07:59 PM

19. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread demmiblue

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:03 AM

20. When this finally ends and the true damage is made public...

If ever, people are going to be incredulous that it wasn't stopped sooner and how he had so many enablers. I hope it will be the end of the GOP. It SHOULD be the end of the GOP.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:20 PM

21. His handler, Kelly, can't sit down with him and say "You can't do this. No."???

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:53 PM

22. They've told him and he just does not care. nt

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