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Obama, Clinton offices say all classified documents went to National Archives

Former President Barack Obama visited the White House in April 2022 for a health care event.

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton say they turned over all classified materials to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) at the end of their presidencies, hoping to avoid the classified documents controversies embroiling their successors. 

“Consistent with the Presidential Records Act, all of President Obama’s classified records were submitted to the National Archives upon leaving office,” Obama’s office said to The Hill in an emailed statement. “NARA continues to assume physical and legal custody of President Obama’s materials to date.”

“All of President Clinton’s classified materials were properly turned over to NARA in accordance with the Presidential Records Act.” a Clinton spokesperson told Fox News Digital. 

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Former President Barack Obama visited the White House in April 2022 for a health care event.
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Former President Bill Clinton attends a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Feb. 18, 2020.

Former President Bill Clinton attends a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Feb. 18, 2020.
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President Biden, former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence are facing scrutiny after officials found classified materials outside the White House.

Under the Presidential Records Act of 1978, official records of presidents, vice presidents and their immediate staff are required to turn over certain records following their time in the White House to the NARA. 

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This past summer, the FBI recovered a slew of documents after Trump declined to turn them over to the National Archives, prompting a special counsel probe. The former president continues to dispute the classification and believe the information and records to have been declassified. 

President Biden speaks to reporters as he and first lady Jill Biden walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 27, 2022.

President Biden speaks to reporters as he and first lady Jill Biden walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 27, 2022.
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 President Donald Trump, left, listens as Vice President Mike Pence answers questions during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2020.

 President Donald Trump, left, listens as Vice President Mike Pence answers questions during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2020.
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