Archivist of the U.S. Forced to Resign?

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 28, 2004

The Washington Post reported that the Archivist of the United States John Carlin, appointed in 1995 by President Clinton, resigned under pressure, subsequent to a telephone call from White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales. Mr Carlin has spearheaded NARAs Electronic Records Archives Program. “NARA appraises, manages, stores, and declassifies classified government records.”
On July 22, the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs held a Nominations Hearing for Allen Weinstein to be Archivist of the United States. Prof. Weinstein’s statement to the committee (7 pages, PDF).

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