The latest news on this front comes from a really interesting article at the Brennan Center for Justice written by the widely-respected election expert Maria Smith. Take a look at this excerpt:
Now that there is a new administration, President Biden must restore tEnsure Government Transparencyhe executive branch’s commitment to a government that is committed to transparency and accountability. He can start by ensuring compliance with the Presidential Records Act by signing an executive order on the issue.
Congress passed the PRA in 1978 in response to the Watergate scandal, establishing public ownership of presidential records. (Before then, these records were considered the property of the officeholder.) The law requires the president to document and preserve records related to an administration’s “activities, deliberations, decisions, and policies.”