Donald Trump does not have a leg to base on when it concerns pilfering categorized files from the United States federal government — the Special Master has actually currently made that quite clear — so he’s turning to a practically astounding alternative — a President can declassify docs simply by thinking of it.
Trump was on Sean Hannity‘s program Wednesday and stated, practically amazingly, “If you’re the President of the United States, you can declassify just by saying, ‘It’s declassified,” even by thinking of it.” The absurdity continued … “There does not need to be a procedure, there can be a procedure, however there does not need to be,” adding, “You’re the President, you make that choice.”
As you understand, Trump took around 100 classified docs to Mar-a-Lago where they beinged in a basement and other unsecured locations. The FBI raided the joint in August and took 11,000 files.
Trump’s been attempting to obstruct the Justice Department’s criminal examination and demanded having a Special Master selected to identify what is level playing field for district attorneys. The Special Master has actually currently made it clear … Trump’s argument over categorized files is outrageous.
If Trump’s last stand is the “I thought to declassify it and that makes it so” … his case will decrease in flames.
It was just after the raid that the previous president stated he had actually declassified them.
“You can’t have your cake and consume it,” Judge Raymond Dearie, a longtime Brooklyn federal court judge, stated at one point throughout his very first public hearing because being selected Special Master.