Congress warns President Trump to stop deleting his tweets

By Elizabeth Keatinge, Buzz60

You're breaking the law when you delete your tweets.

That's what two congressmen told the White House this week.

Republican representative Jason Chaffetz and Democrat representative Elijah Cummings wrote a letter in which they express concerns about President Donald Trump's habit of deleting tweets.

See some of Trump's tweets:

President Trump accuses Obama on Twitter of wiretapping him
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President Trump accuses Obama on Twitter of wiretapping him
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!
I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!

The president has in the past deleted tweets when there were spelling errors in them, but Chaffetz and Cummings say this could be a violation of the Presidential Records Act.

Under former president Barack Obama, White House digital staffers had a system of auto-archiving tweets which are now the property of the National Archives and Records Administration.

The congressmen asked for information about policies and procedures when it comes to the Presidential Records Act and making sure all communications are secured.

They want the information within two weeks.

They also asked the White House to conduct training on proper records keeping and archiving.

Although there's a lot of discussion about electronic communications, Donald Trump's in-person meetings with at least one of these congressmen seem to be going well.

On March 8th, the same day as the letter, Trump tweeted: "Met with Rep. Cummings today at the White House. Great discussion."

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