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Former Pentagon Chief-of-Staff Kash Patel Says Trump Declassifyied Documents

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The president has the authority to declassify any US document. It is unclassified the minute he says he it is unclassified.


“The story says the National Archives found the documents had classification markings on them. That doesn’t mean that they were not declassified. All previously classified documents have classification markings on them, it shows they used to be classified. It’s petty bureaucracy at its finest, government simpletons not following a president’s orders to have them marked ‘declassified.’ The president has unilateral authority to declassify documents — anything in government. He exercised it here in full,” he said.

“[For] NBC to make a leap to say, ‘Well that means he released classified information,’ is completely false,” Patel said. “So I think the article is entirely misleading.”
 

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The president has the authority to declassify any US document. It is unclassified the minute he says he it is unclassified.


“The story says the National Archives found the documents had classification markings on them. That doesn’t mean that they were not declassified. All previously classified documents have classification markings on them, it shows they used to be classified. It’s petty bureaucracy at its finest, government simpletons not following a president’s orders to have them marked ‘declassified.’ The president has unilateral authority to declassify documents — anything in government. He exercised it here in full,” he said.

“[For] NBC to make a leap to say, ‘Well that means he released classified information,’ is completely false,” Patel said. “So I think the article is entirely misleading.”
So, that means Trump knew what was in those boxes.
 

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Someone tell Kash fucking Patel that removing Top Secret Docs is a crime.

In fact all three of the cited laws in the warrant do NOT depend on whether or not the docs were classified.
 

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The president has the authority to declassify any US document. It is unclassified the minute he says he it is unclassified.


“The story says the National Archives found the documents had classification markings on them. That doesn’t mean that they were not declassified. All previously classified documents have classification markings on them, it shows they used to be classified. It’s petty bureaucracy at its finest, government simpletons not following a president’s orders to have them marked ‘declassified.’ The president has unilateral authority to declassify documents — anything in government. He exercised it here in full,” he said.

“[For] NBC to make a leap to say, ‘Well that means he released classified information,’ is completely false,” Patel said. “So I think the article is entirely misleading.”

Well, he really doesn't know what was in the 20 plus boxes of documents now does he?
 

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A list of documents the FBI gathered from Trump’s Florida home, reported that some of the documents collected were marked “Various classified/TS/SCI documents” ― an acronym for “top-secret” and “sensitive compartmented information” that indicates one of the highest levels of government classification.
The Espionage Act was established in 1917 to prohibit anyone from obtaining defense information with the possible intent of using it against the U.S. or to further the interests of a foreign country.

What possible reason could Trump have for taking and refusing to return these docs?
 

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So, that means Trump knew what was in those boxes.
An Den? An What? What part of "declassified" is giving you such trouble? The thing is, even if he KNEW they hadn't been declassified the burden of proof for something a serious as treason or espionage might require some evidence of intent and a plan for executing said crime. You folks have some harsh disappointment coming and I think your media is going to drive you mental before this is over.
 

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Someone tell Kash fucking Patel that removing Top Secret Docs is a crime.
Who removed any top secret documents?

In fact all three of the cited laws in the warrant do NOT depend on whether or not the docs were classified.
Better check with the president.
 

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The president has the authority to declassify any US document. It is unclassified the minute he says he it is unclassified.


“The story says the National Archives found the documents had classification markings on them. That doesn’t mean that they were not declassified. All previously classified documents have classification markings on them, it shows they used to be classified. It’s petty bureaucracy at its finest, government simpletons not following a president’s orders to have them marked ‘declassified.’ The president has unilateral authority to declassify documents — anything in government. He exercised it here in full,” he said.

“[For] NBC to make a leap to say, ‘Well that means he released classified information,’ is completely false,” Patel said. “So I think the article is entirely misleading.”
This also means that all of the documents he had possession of were declassified prior to him leaving office.

All three potential charge claims on the Warrant are baseless. This was a political hit job.

I love the fact that the judge signed the warrant on Friday, but they waited three days to execute a warrant that used "exigent circumstances" as the basis for it... Don't even get me started on the fact the judge recused himself 6 weeks prior on a Trump case but somehow that conflict magically disappeared...

The whole thing is blowing up in the DOJ's face.... As more and more comes out the DOJ and FBI are criminally culpable in this abuse of power under color of law..
 

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that indicates one of the highest levels of government classification.
Is this a comprehension issue or are you really that committed to crucifying him, guilty or not? POTUS has unlimited, irrevocable, unquestionable, non-reviewable authority as Chief Executive to declare ANY classified documents, declassified or to classify otherwise available documents. AT HIS DISCRETION. Damn, you people are stuck on hateful stupid. I think I'm going to enjoy watching you all melt down when he announces his run for '24 with a huge grin on his face.
 

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An Den? An What? What part of "declassified" is giving you such trouble? The thing is, even if he KNEW they hadn't been declassified the burden of proof for something a serious as treason or espionage might require some evidence of intent and a plan for executing said crime. You folks have some harsh disappointment coming and I think your media is going to drive you mental before this is over.
Why didn't Trump give ALL the documents the 1st time?
 

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Why didn't Trump give ALL the documents the 1st time?
Because he didn't have too... Just like the 30,000 documents Obama kept.. Are we going to do a raid on him next?
 

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The search warrant, which a federal judge unsealed Friday at the request of the Justice Department, also states Trump is being investigated for potentially removing or destroying records and obstructing an investigation. All of those crimes may be punished with fines or imprisonment.
A list of documents the FBI gathered from Trump’s Florida home, reported that some of the documents collected were marked “Various classified/TS/SCI documents” ― an acronym for “top-secret” and “sensitive compartmented information” that indicates one of the highest levels of government classification.
The Espionage Act was established in 1917 to prohibit anyone from obtaining defense information with the possible intent of using it against the U.S. or to further the interests of a foreign country.
 

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Who removed any top secret documents?


Better check with the president.
A list of documents the FBI gathered from Trump’s Florida home, reported that some of the documents collected were marked “Various classified/TS/SCI documents” ― an acronym for “top-secret” and “sensitive compartmented information” that indicates one of the highest levels of government classification.

The Espionage Act was established in 1917 to prohibit anyone from obtaining defense information with the possible intent of using it against the U.S. or to further the interests of a foreign country.
 

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The search warrant, which a federal judge unsealed Friday at the request of the Justice Department, also states Trump is being investigated for potentially removing or destroying records and obstructing an investigation. All of those crimes may be punished with fines or imprisonment.
A list of documents the FBI gathered from Trump’s Florida home, reported that some of the documents collected were marked “Various classified/TS/SCI documents” ― an acronym for “top-secret” and “sensitive compartmented information” that indicates one of the highest levels of government classification.
The Espionage Act was established in 1917 to prohibit anyone from obtaining defense information with the possible intent of using it against the U.S. or to further the interests of a foreign country.
BWHAAAA... As the president is the ultimate classification official, the moment he said they were no longer classified they became piece of paper with no classification, no matter how they were marked.

You people are going to be soooooooo disappointed very soon. This is going to be an epic smack down...
 

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A list of documents the FBI gathered from Trump’s Florida home, reported that some of the documents collected were marked “Various classified/TS/SCI documents” ― an acronym for “top-secret” and “sensitive compartmented information” that indicates one of the highest levels of government classification.

The Espionage Act was established in 1917 to prohibit anyone from obtaining defense information with the possible intent of using it against the U.S. or to further the interests of a foreign country.
You people really enjoy disappointment don't you. :laughing0301:
 

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The president has the authority to declassify any US document. It is unclassified the minute he says he it is unclassified.


“The story says the National Archives found the documents had classification markings on them. That doesn’t mean that they were not declassified. All previously classified documents have classification markings on them, it shows they used to be classified. It’s petty bureaucracy at its finest, government simpletons not following a president’s orders to have them marked ‘declassified.’ The president has unilateral authority to declassify documents — anything in government. He exercised it here in full,” he said.
The president has the authority, but like all presidential powers, he has to enact them in an official manner. Such as the supreme court already ruled that pardons have to be put in writing, and do not become official until they are delivered to the person being pardoned.

The same that executive orders have to be set on paper, and signed by the president.

So the president has the power to classify or declassify anything in his relm, it doesn't officialy become so, until it is properly marked.

After all, someone taking a diet coke can from the presidents desk would be unaware if Trump classified it top secret, and throw it in the unclassified garbage.
 

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Why didn't Trump give ALL the documents the 1st time?
It doesn't matter if they were classified or not. They were official presidential records, and the property of the national archives, and thus stolen property of the US government.
 

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Is this a comprehension issue or are you really that committed to crucifying him, guilty or not? POTUS has unlimited, irrevocable, unquestionable, non-reviewable authority as Chief Executive to declare ANY classified documents, declassified or to classify otherwise available documents. AT HIS DISCRETION. Damn, you people are stuck on hateful stupid. I think I'm going to enjoy watching you all melt down when he announces his run for '24 with a huge grin on his face.
The three statutes mentioned in the warrant do not depend on whether the docs in question were classified or not.

And there is serious questions as to whether a President can "declassify" nuclear information. That is not something that can be made public and "declassifying" it makes it public
 

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