But the ordinary guy routine ends there: The page also notes that comments and messages may be archived according to the Presidential Records Act
The documents released are from Clinton's presidency through The William J Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, which were previously withheld under the Presidential Records Act
The conservative watchdog group says the tapes are official presidential records subject to the Presidential Records Act
(PRA), however, NARA maintains the tapes are not official presidential records but rather personal papers of Clinton.
Clinton Tapes Represent "Oral History" of Clinton Presidency and are Official Presidential Records Subject to the Presidential Records Act
In 1978, the United States resolved this issue by setting out clear rules in the Presidential Records Act
, but in the absence of an equivalent statute in Bulgaria, the question arises of what becomes of records held by offices such as that of the President.
Ostensibly, the solicitation is intended to ensure that the government is in compliance with the Presidential Records Act
by capturing comments, postings, statements, photos, videos and any other information posted by personnel from the Executive Office of the President on any Web site where the White House maintains a presence.
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish policies and procedures governing the assertion of executive privilege by incumbent and former Presidents in connection with the release of Presidential records by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) pursuant to the Presidential Records Act
of 1978, it is hereby ordered as follows:
The order limits ex-presidents' ability to block the release of sensitive records of their time in the White House and reinforces the Presidential Records Act
that President Bush's order seriously had undermined.
In early May this year, a 24 page report into the Electronic Records Preservation at the White House revealed that the US Government was in breach of the Presidential Records Act
, which came into force after the Watergate Scandal and clearly states that presidential records belong to the citizens of the United States, not the president and his representatives.
In separate chapters, he offers detailed accounts of the administration's actions in regard to undermining the Freedom of Information Act, the Presidential Records Act
, the statutory powers of the Governmental Accountability Office, the Federal Advisory Committee act, and the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Under the Presidential Records Act
passed in 1978, records were supposed to be released to historians and the public 12 years after the end of a presidential administration.
Congress passed the Presidential Records Act
to unambiguously assert