January 25, 2022

First Truckloads of Materials Bound for Obama Presidential Library Leave D.C. For Chicago This Week

From the AP:

Some of the White House materials bound for President Barack Obama’s presidential library in Chicago will start making their way from Washington, D.C., to Illinois this week.


Air Force Lt. Col. Vianesa Vargas, the Air Force logistician overseeing the move, said over two dozen troops in Washington, D.C., will take materials now stored at the National Archives and Records Administration and load them onto semitrailers for the 700-mile trip.

More From the Chicago Tribune:

It’s expected that 53-foot-long trucks will make 24 trips between now and February, she said, with about a dozen trips completed by Christmas.

The early shipments are materials the National Archives is holding under a “courtesy storage” arrangement. Technically, the archives won’t have legal custody of the material until 12:01 p.m. on Jan. 20 when the new president is sworn in.

The papers in the Oval Office probably won’t be cleared out until Inauguration Day.

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