The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) administers the
Barack Obama Presidential Library, located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois,
a suburb of Chicago. The library holds records from the Obama
presidential administration and is leased, controlled, managed, and used
exclusively by NARA. The Obama Foundation, an independent entity, has
never had control over the records in Hoffman Estates. All records in
that facility are stored and managed by NARA in accordance with archival
storage standards, and all classified records were stored in an
appropriately secured compartment within the facility. NARA moved these
records at the end of the Obama administration to the Hoffman Estates
facility under the assumption that former President Obama and his
Foundation would be building and transferring to NARA a traditional,
physical Presidential Library in the Chicago area. When former President
Obama decided that he would not build a physical, NARA-operated
Presidential Library, NARA transported the classified records back to
secure locations in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. The Obama
Foundation provided NARA with funds to help convert the Hoffman Estates
facility and to cover some of the expenses of moving the classified
records, but the foundation has never had possession or control over the
Sorry, Kurt...you're gonna need to find something else to "whatabout" on this one.
But these records were given to NARA in 2017, upon the end of Obama’s term, and they remain in NARA’s sole custody, in accordance with federal law. Some 30 million documents were moved to a NARA-operated facility in the Chicago area, as the agency explained in a statement Friday, but none were classified. The administration’s classified documents are stored in a separate NARA facility in the Washington, D.C., area.
Fer krist sakes already ... check the freaking dates ... and go to the pdf link and look at item #7 if the pic below is too small to read. .
But these records were given to NARA in 2017, upon the end of Obamaâs term, and they remain in NARAâs sole custody, in accordance with federal law. Some 30 million documents were moved to a NARA-operated facility in the Chicago area, as the agency explained in a statement Friday, but none were classified. The administrationâs classified documents are stored in a separate NARA facility in the Washington, D.C., area.
Kurt, you may want to review the Steele Dossier. You keep telling people here that they still believe that the Dossier is true as if it's been completely debunked. Actually, some of its more significant assertions—e.g. that there were "numerous" communications between the Trump campaign and people working for the Russian government—
seem to have been verified or strongly supported. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
And what ? So what if Trump appointed Wray ? That just means that Wray was appointed by Trump, nothing else. Doesn't give Wray a pass on anything. How does that change anything I have mentioned ?
And I'll just throw in that you have not disavowed the Steele Dossier. You still believe it to be true.
That is pretty funny kurtster. In light of all the efforts President Trump made to appoint the "right people". Loyalty cedes to bedrock principles of civil society?
Reminds me of Trump moving the US embassy to Jerusalem and still ending up in a place where the vast majority of Americans of Jewish descent literally despise the man. Given the history of anti-Jewish sentiment and discrimination in the early part of the 20th century, if I was Jewish I would despise Donald Trump too.
and before this latest new revelation was the indictment itself that was about the source of VV's favorite evidence, the Golden Shower incident. He obsessed for at least a year about all the stains on the sheets of the bed, on America and Trump.
You are a funny misguided fellow and it would be refreshing if you told the truth. I didnât obsess over anything but discuss it like everyone else does here in this forum. I donât recall instigating a discussion on it but I did offer my opinion (just as I am doing here) and I certainly didnât discuss it for a year. Was the story so far-fetched at the time concerning a person who brags about grabbing womenâs pussies and paying hush money to porn stars?
If there is anyone with an obsession about it it looks like it is clearly you as you are the one bringing it up. Seems clear you are the one who isnât done with it.
You are correct on one point thoughâ¦ Trump is a stain on America.
Kurt, if you think Danchenko is going to lead to further revelations or more indictments, you're sadly mistaken. Durham's big moment was his indictment of Michael Sussman and a jury dismissed that that case in a matter of hours.
It's over, honey. Maybe you can pretend that the FBI planted 11,000 pages of government documents at MAL or made a prank phone call to Brad Raffensperger.
Danchenko was working for Christopher Steele. He provided Steele with gossip and scuttlebutt about Trump. He was not a stranger to Washington or the FBI: he worked at the Brookings Institution between 20005 and 2010; he apparently made his reputation as a Russian analyst by finding that Putin plagiarized parts of his dissertation. Danchenko was the subject of an FBI investigation that closed in 2011 but not charged with anything.
Later that month (January 2017), the F.B.I. identified Mr. Danchenko as a source for Mr. Steele and he agreed â in exchange for immunity and a promise of
confidentiality â to detail his work. The bureau later told a judge its agents found him âtruthful and cooperative,â although an F.B.I. analyst
told an inspector general that Mr. Danchenko might have been âminimizingâ certain facts about his interactions with his sources.
He spoke to the NY Times in 2020 as part of the above-quoted Times article and denied he was a Russian spy. He was indicted in November 2021 on five counts of lying to the FBI about his sources of information given to Steele although those charges seem pretty thin.
During his interview with the NY Times, Danchenko "repeatedly stressed that he was only collecting âraw intelligence,â meaning tips, leads and claims that are notable but have not been analyzed and assessed for credibility, and he had nothing to do with how Mr. Steele characterized them or the fact that they became public."
I can't recall whether VV believed the Steele Dossier rumors or not. I read about them as rumors and regarded them as such. The Steele Dossier was a side-show and not the primary cause of the FBI's investigation into possible cooperation between Trump's campaign and Russia.