The Presidential Records Act is actually somewhat different than I thought it was. Now I understand why Obama could have his records in Chicago. Presidential records belong to the Archives, but they need not be in their actual possession. That’s why Obama’s can be in Chicago supervised by NARA but not actually at the NARA facility.
Two Constituional lawyers explain why Trump couldlegally have those records in his possession for several years.
It’s worth reading to understand the issue better, and explains why the FBI went to a magistrate instead of a real Federal Judge who would not have been fooled.,