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Trump took documents to Mar-a-Lago that are so sensitive they may not be described in public, report says (1 Viewer)

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Trump took documents to Mar-a-Lago that are so sensitive they may not be described in public, report says

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Former President Donald Trump took documents to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida that are "so sensitive" they might not be able to be described in public, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing two unnamed sources. After leaving office in January 2021, Trump took 15 boxes of documents to his Florida resort, which National Archives officials said contained some classified information. Some of the documents were of the "very highest levels of classification," two sources told The Post, and therefore might not be able to be described in upcoming inventory reports in an unclassified manner. One source informed The Post that there are records "that only a very few have clearances" to review.

On Friday, Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York, the Democratic chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee, wrote to the National Archives and Records Administration to request a "detailed description" of the contents of the recovered boxes. "I am deeply concerned that former President Trump may have violated the law through his intentional efforts to remove and destroy records that belong to the American people," she wrote in a letter. "This Committee plans to get to the bottom of what happened and assess whether further action is needed to prevent the destruction of additional presidential records and recover those records that are still missing." In the Thursday letter to the National Archives, Maloney described Trump's handling of records as "what appears to be the largest-scale violations of the Presidential Records Act since its enactment." The Presidential Records Act requires presidents and White House staff to preserve official documents and communications, and turn those items over to the National Archives at the end of a president's term.


What was Trump's plan here? Sell classified US government documents to his pal Vladimir Putin?
 
They don't care. I think this is like the 3rd thread about this and the cult members are avoiding it like the plague.

Those that do participate have nothing but excuses.
 
They won't care....if they were even allowed to hear about it.
 
i wonder how many of our top secret things are now in Moscow.

i also wonder how much the former president made off those secrets (in money, promises, etc).
 
Trump should never have been given access to this kind of high-level stuff. Trump should never have been president.

We owe this whole 4 year regression to the Electoral College.
 
some general is gonna eventually come out and say that they had to not give the ex-president some of the top secret military stuff (or gave him fake info/less info) because they had finally determined that he was untrustworthy and they were protecting the interests of this nation.

it's probably just a matter of time now.
 
NOOOOOOOOOO !! Not trump.

BUT, BUT, BUT Hillary's emails !!


Where are the GOPers saying "lock 'em up" ??????
Hillary was NOT the classifying authority therefore she was obligated to follow procedure with all classified information.
 
Hillary was NOT the classifying authority therefore she was obligated to follow procedure with all classified information.

Sec. 1.3. Classification Authority.

(a) The authority to classify information originally may be exercised only by:

  • (1) the President and, in the performance of executive duties, the Vice President;

  • (2) agency heads and officials designated by the President in the Federal Register; and

  • (3) United States Government officials delegated this authority pursuant to paragraph (c) of this section.
(b) Officials authorized to classify information at a specified level are also authorized to classify information at a lower level.

(c) Delegation of original classification authority.

  • (1) Delegations of original classification authority shall be limited to the minimum required to administer this order. Agency heads are responsible for ensuring that designated subordinate officials have a demonstrable and continuing need to exercise this authority.

  • (2) “Top Secret” original classification authority may be delegated only by the President; in the performance of executive duties, the Vice President; or an agency head or official designated pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of this section.

  • (3) “Secret” or “Confidential” original classification authority may be delegated only by the President; in the performance of executive duties, the Vice President; or an agency head or official designated pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of this section; or the senior agency official described in section 5.4(d) of this order, provided that official has been delegated “Top Secret” original classification authority by the agency head.

  • (4) Each delegation of original classification authority shall be in writing and the authority shall not be redelegated except as provided in this order. Each delegation shall identify the official by name or position title.
(d) Original classification authorities must receive training in original classification as provided in this order and its implementing directives. Such training must include instruction on the proper safeguarding of classified information and of the criminal, civil, and administrative sanctions that may be brought against an individual who fails to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure.

(e) Exceptional cases. When an employee, government contractor, licensee, certificate holder, or grantee of an agency who does not have original classification authority originates information believed by that person to require classification, the information shall be protected in a manner consistent with this order and its implementing directives. The information shall be transmitted promptly as provided under this order or its implementing directives to the agency that has appropriate subject matter interest and classification authority with respect to this information. That agency shall decide within 30 days whether to classify this information. If it is not clear which agency has classification responsibility for this information, it shall be sent to the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office. The Director shall determine the agency having primary subject matter interest and forward the information, with appropriate recommendations, to that agency for a classification determination.

https://www.archives.gov/about/laws...ation Authority.,in the Federal Register; and
 
Yes but not an ex President. Once out of office he has no right to that material.
He had right to it as President which is how he had access to it and still does nor is he under any obligation to keep said documents secret. He is able to treat it as he pleases.
 
Sec. 1.3. Classification Authority.

(a) The authority to classify information originally may be exercised only by:

  • (1) the President and, in the performance of executive duties, the Vice President;

  • (2) agency heads and officials designated by the President in the Federal Register; and

  • (3) United States Government officials delegated this authority pursuant to paragraph (c) of this section.
(b) Officials authorized to classify information at a specified level are also authorized to classify information at a lower level.

(c) Delegation of original classification authority.

  • (1) Delegations of original classification authority shall be limited to the minimum required to administer this order. Agency heads are responsible for ensuring that designated subordinate officials have a demonstrable and continuing need to exercise this authority.

  • (2) “Top Secret” original classification authority may be delegated only by the President; in the performance of executive duties, the Vice President; or an agency head or official designated pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of this section.

  • (3) “Secret” or “Confidential” original classification authority may be delegated only by the President; in the performance of executive duties, the Vice President; or an agency head or official designated pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of this section; or the senior agency official described in section 5.4(d) of this order, provided that official has been delegated “Top Secret” original classification authority by the agency head.

  • (4) Each delegation of original classification authority shall be in writing and the authority shall not be redelegated except as provided in this order. Each delegation shall identify the official by name or position title.
(d) Original classification authorities must receive training in original classification as provided in this order and its implementing directives. Such training must include instruction on the proper safeguarding of classified information and of the criminal, civil, and administrative sanctions that may be brought against an individual who fails to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure.

(e) Exceptional cases. When an employee, government contractor, licensee, certificate holder, or grantee of an agency who does not have original classification authority originates information believed by that person to require classification, the information shall be protected in a manner consistent with this order and its implementing directives. The information shall be transmitted promptly as provided under this order or its implementing directives to the agency that has appropriate subject matter interest and classification authority with respect to this information. That agency shall decide within 30 days whether to classify this information. If it is not clear which agency has classification responsibility for this information, it shall be sent to the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office. The Director shall determine the agency having primary subject matter interest and forward the information, with appropriate recommendations, to that agency for a classification determination.

https://www.archives.gov/about/laws/appendix/12958.html#:~:text=Classification Authority.,in the Federal Register; and
Was Hillary the classifying authority for the information she had? Was she given authority to do with as she pleases with said classified material?
 
He had right to it as President which is how he had access to it and still does nor is he under any obligation to keep said documents secret. He is able to treat it as he pleases.
If he didn't do anything to declassify while he was president, then he is in possession of the material illegally the moment after Biden is sworn in.
 
He had right to it as President which is how he had access to it and still does nor is he under any obligation to keep said documents secret. He is able to treat it as he pleases.
I don't think that is true. By law those documents belong to the National Archives.
 
I don't think that is true. By law those documents belong to the National Archives.
The originals of course. If that is what is claimed to be had by Trump. The copies are his to do with as he pleases.
 
What was Trump's plan here? Sell classified US government documents to his pal Vladimir Putin?

Who needs a plan? There was a rule, so he broke it.
 
I suggest you read what you posted. Then you will understand my questions.

I read your questions. You also ignorantly believe the POTUS is the only one with classification authority. You couldn't be more wrong, as my link showed you.

Clinton as an agency head had the same authority.

Deflecting to Clinton isn't helping you defend Trump.
 

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