The text on the Politician, Georges Ladoux says
Georges Ladoux wrote:
Each Spy who is not in France must choose 1 Action Card in his or her hand, and remove it from the game (face down permanently)
Does your choice of card include what is on the table in your Records, as technically we are still in the scoring phase when the politicians are resolved and haven't reached the Clean-Up phase yet?
I could read it either way. "in his or her hand" could refer to all 12 cards that form your hand or just the cards that are physically still in your hand.