Trump administration now destroying positive records of Barack Obama (Details)

In a continuation of Trump trying to destroy Obama’s legacy, the current administration is now destroying favorable records of Barack Obama. These particular records involve how the Obama administration used FEMA to effectively manage disasters.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General is facilitating the destruction of the records. They are claiming that the Obama-era records, “may have not adequately answered objectives and, in some cases, may have lacked sufficient and appropriate evidence to support conclusions.” The internal memo continued, “In an abundance of caution, we believe it best to recall the reports and not re-issue them.”

FEMA falls under the authority of the Homeland Security Office.



The destroyed reports focus on the previous administration’s response to several disasters, including Hurricane Sandy, tornadoes in the central states, and wildfires in California.

All of the reports painted Barack Obama and FEMA in a positive light. Many used the terms “efficient” and “effective” to describe the response.

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“FEMA completed all Preliminary Damage Assessments approximately two weeks after the declaration; overcame pressing challenges and sourcing decisions; and effectively coordinated its activities with Federal, State, and local partners,” said one report.

A spokeswoman for the DHS Inspector General, Arlen Morales, confirmed that the reports were being destroyed.

“At DHS OIG, we hold ourselves to the highest standards for our important work conducting oversight on behalf of American taxpayers,” she wrote in an emailed statement. “It has come to our attention that we may have failed to meet these standards in some of our reports evaluating FEMA’s initial response to several disasters.”



Craig Fugate, an administrator at FEMA during the Obama administration, called it a “curious” move.

‘”For the life of me, I have no idea why they’re rescinding them. I guess the Obama administration didn’t do anything right then,” Fugate said sarcastically.

 

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