44 U.S. Code § 2205 - Exceptions to restricted access

Notwithstanding any restrictions on access imposed pursuant to section 2204
(1) the Archivist and persons employed by the National Archives and Records Administration who are engaged in the performance of normal archival work shall be permitted access to Presidential records in the custody of the Archivist;
(2) subject to any rights, defenses, or privileges which the United States or any agency or person may invoke, Presidential records shall be made available—
(A) pursuant to subpena or other judicial process issued by a court of competent jurisdiction for the purposes of any civil or criminal investigation or proceeding;
(B) to an incumbent President if such records contain information that is needed for the conduct of current business of his office and that is not otherwise available; and
(C) to either House of Congress, or, to the extent of matter within its jurisdiction, to any committee or subcommittee thereof if such records contain information that is needed for the conduct of its business and that is not otherwise available; and
(3) the Presidential records of a former President shall be available to such former President or his designated representative.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 95–591, § 2(a),Nov. 4, 1978, 92 Stat. 2527; amended Pub. L. 98–497, title I, § 107(b)(7),Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2287.)
Amendments

1984—Par. (1). Pub. L. 98–497substituted “National Archives and Records Administration” for “National Archives and Records Service of the General Services Administration”.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–497effective Apr. 1, 1985, see section 301 ofPub. L. 98–497, set out as a note under section 2102 of this title.

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