WASHINGTON (AP) — The discovery of more than a dozen boxes of records at Mar-a-Lago has alarmed historians and archivists, who rely on government documents to eventually provide a more complete picture of every presidential administration.

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Former President Donald Trump suggested there was nothing nefarious about the collection of documents, which has since been turned over to the National Archives.

But it's a reminder of Trump's well-established disregard for maintaining a clear historical record, something that could affect future generations' understanding of his presidency but also investigators' attempts to examine the events surround the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in 2021.

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