White House lawyer's advice that Trump should turn over the records,

According to a lawyer at the National Archives

Trump-era documents were not returned to the government in the final weeks of Donald Trump's presidency despite

This information was revealed in an email obtained by The Washington Post

Additionally, despite Pat Cipollone's determination that they must be transferred to NARA in the final days of the administration

it is our understanding that approximately 20 boxes of original

presidential records were kept in the Residence of the White House throughout President Trump's final year in office

the archives claim they were not returned