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President Barack Obama talks on the phone with French President Fran├žois Hollande from aboard Air Force One, Jan. 7, 2015.
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August 12, 2022

NARA Press Release Statement on Obama Presidential Records

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) assumed exclusive legal and physical custody of Obama Presidential records when President Barack Obama left office in 2017, in accordance with the Presidential Records Act (PRA). NARA moved approximately 30 million pages of unclassified records to a NARA facility in the Chicago area where they are maintained exclusively by NARA.

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