The Obama Presidential Library That Isn’t – Obama’s Paper Records Will Be Digitized With ZERO Archivists on Site
Barack Hussein Obama’s ‘Presidential Library’ is anything but a library.
The eyesore of a building, which hasn’t broken ground yet, will be a “working center for citizenship,” set to be built on the south side of Chicago and will include a 235-foot-high “museum tower,” a two-story event space, an athletic center, a recording studio, a winter garden, even a sledding hill, reported the New York Times.
The Obama center will also reportedly cost $500 million and the one major difference between his center and other ex-presidents? It’s not actually a presidential library.
There will be NONE of Obama’s official presidential records on site — rather, the Obama Foundation will pay to have roughly 30 million pages of unclassified records digitized.
There will also be no archivists on site to help professional researchers and historians.
Via The New York Times:
And the entire complex, including the museum chronicling Mr. Obama’s presidency, will be run by the foundation, a private nonprofit entity, rather than by the National Archives and Records Administration, the federal agency that administers the libraries and museums for all presidents going back to Herbert Hoover.
The plan was revealed, with little fanfare, in May 2017. Few details of the digitization were made public until Tuesday, when the foundation and the archives unexpectedly released a legal agreement outlining procedures for creating what is being billed as “first digital archives for the first digital president,” which they say will democratize access.
But as awareness of the plan has spread, some historians see a threat to future scholarship on the Obama administration — and to the presidential library system itself.
More broadly, there’s concern that the creation of a privately run presidential museum undermines the ideal of nonpartisan public history.
Critics slammed Barack Obama for his lack of transparency.
“They are creating a fog and confusing the public and the broader historical community about what this thing actually is,” Bob Clark, a former director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, said in an interview.
“Everybody is still calling it a presidential library, but it’s not,” said Mr. Clark, who published a highly critical article about the Obama decision in the journal The Public Historian. “It’s a museum and a headquarters for a foundation that is funding the National Archives’ goal of digitizing all its documents.”
Everything about Barack Obama is secretive and sealed. We still haven’t seen any of his school records. What is he hiding?
Another important thing to note is that Barack Obama is already hiding scandalous information at his ‘Obama library.’
The Gateway Pundit previously reported that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed Judicial Watch by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” were removed and in government possession.
The documents were moved to the Obama Library and under the Presidential Records Act, Presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration has left office.
Barack Hussein Obama was and always will be a huge fraud — we still haven’t even begun to scratch the surface on all of his corruption and scandals since the media made sure to cover for him.
What other scandalous records is Barack Obama hiding in his ‘presidential library’?
Obama's presidential library will not be a library at all; but rather a privately-funded museum and "center for citizenship." His papers will instead be digitized and there will be no archivists on site to help professional researchers and historians. https://t.co/fNtUaPhZBV
— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) February 21, 2019