“The original correspondence between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un were not transferred to us,” an official at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) wrote to representatives of former President Donald Trump in May 2021, adding that it was “absolutely necessary that we obtain and account for all original Presidential records.”
That email was publicly released by NARA this week in response to a lawsuit brought by American Oversight and records requests filed by other organizations. While some of the contents of the message had been previously reported, the full email had not been seen by the public until now. See more from CNN here.
New Lawsuit: Investigating Kushner and Mnuchin’s Saudi-Backed Funds
In early 2021, two of the most senior members of the Trump administration — Jared Kushner and former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — launched private equity funds backed in part by billions of dollars in investment from senior members of the Saudi government. Now, American Oversight is going to court to learn whether Kushner and Mnuchin may have used their influential government positions to lay the groundwork for their private business dealings.
Exposing the Election Conspiracy Network
While Kushner and Mnuchin were flying around the world in December 2020 and January 2021, other members of the Trump orbit — both in the government and on the outside — were hard at work trying to illegally overturn Trump’s defeat. That loose network of extremists, conspiracy theorists, politicians, and donors that coalesced two years ago around Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” has continued working to undermine public confidence in elections. See how we’re tracking and exposing this network.