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  • Wellll...come on, now. It's not "telepathically". It's "by nature of the position". That is to say: whoever holds the office of President of the U.S. has the authority to declassify any document, and (so the defense goes) any document Trump took home when he was President was automatically declassified by the authority held as President. That is (so the reasoning goes): the document was de-classified by the very act of (with authority) relocating the classified document to an area not allowed for classified documents. *** Yeah, Trump is terrible with reasoning...and speaking in general. He has a terrible case of diarrhea of the mouth. *** But the legal strategy that his lawyers are employing may in fact hold up in court. *** I wonder if the prosecution will argue that even if the documents were declassified, after Trump left the office of President the documents could no longer be legally housed in his personal residence. *** Well: no matter. The fact is that the President DOES have the authority to declassify classified documents, and (as far as I know) there's no law REQUIRING the President to inform anyone which documents he has decided to declassify. Yes, it's a cart-before-the-horse defense strategy (Oops! I got caught with classified documents? Wait a second, I need to think of an excuse...Got it! They were REALLY declassified before I took them. Honest! I just didn't bother telling anyone...), but it's probably legally sound.
    • Hulk70166
      Yes the president has to power to declassify. However he can't do it with "his mind." There is a process to go through. lol https://www.justice.gov/archives/open/declassification/declassification-faq
    • www.bible-reviews.com
      But (AFAIK from reading news articles) the "process" is not a legal mandate that the U.S. President is required to follow. Yes: there is a bureaucratic paperwork process in place...but it is not legally binding on the U.S. President, who in a very real sense has final and ultimate authority over such processes. (That is: it is a White House-controlled process, a "red tape" wholly under Presidential authority.) In fact (based on what I have read), the President has the authority to "declassify" any classified document at any time without having to do a lick of paperwork or informing anyone else. *** To put that another way: the President himself has ultimate authority over the classification and declassification of documents. All related regulations and red tape are WHOLLY subject to Presidential authority. *** A final note: I'm not arguing that Trump is right, or that he should get away with this. However: it SEEMS (from what I have read) that his lawyers have found sound legal ground for him to stand on.
  • Get a life Hulk Trump this Trump that you are A loser. Or could you tell us a plane hit the pentagon. https://www.bitchute.com/video/TgYPbSPPHnkF/
    • Hulk70166
      Stevo, so how do you know so much more than Associated Press? https://apnews.com/article/archive-fact-checking-7351850041
    • Hulk70166
      And if you don't believe the AP, how about the Justice Department: https://www.justice.gov/archives/open/declassification/declassification-faq
    • Hulk70166
      And wtf does a scud missile hitting the Pentagon have to do with my question about declassification of documents? My guess is that you are so lacking for a response that changing the subject is the best you can do. I guess I won the argument. You don't have to physically applaud. I can hear your hands clapping telepathically. Thank you!
    • 11stevo73
      That vid was classified for 20 years it was taken by the FBI. Short memory wasn't it suposed to be a plane that hit the pentagon?
    • 11stevo73
      You do admit it is a scud missile hitting the Pentagon?
    • Hulk70166
      Nope, its fake: https://apnews.com/article/fact-check-911-pentagon-attack-footage-415983695442
  • If a president can veto a bill by putting it in his pocket why is it a stretch for you to believe that the Commander-In-Chief also has the highest authority to declassify documents?
    • Hulk70166
      Hey Wisenheimer: Because there is a process he has to go through. He can't do it with his mind because nobody would ever know what he had declassified because humans can't read minds.

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