Trump had ‘standing order’ to declassify documents taken to residence – IOTW Report

Trump had ‘standing order’ to declassify documents taken to residence

Just The News:

Donald Trump’s office told Just the News on Friday that the classified materials the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate were declassified under a “standing order” while he was president that allowed him to take sensitive materials to the White House residence at night to keep working.

The official statement is likely to become the focus of the president’s legal defense as the FBI and Biden Justice Department investigate whether he stole records covered under the Presidential Records Act or mishandled classified materials under the Espionage Act, allegations included in a search warrant released by a federal court in Florida on Friday.

The president’s defense is rooted in the legal principal that the president and vice president are the ultimate declassifying authority of the U.S. government and through executive orders most recently issued in 2003 by George W. Bush and Barack Obama in 2009 that specifically exempt the president and vice president from having to follow the stringent declassification procedures every other federal agency and official must follow.

Trump has maintained for weeks that any documents still containing classified markings in his possession after he left office were previously declassified. On Friday night, the statement issued to Just the News explained exactly how that declassification occurred in his mind.

The very fact that these documents were present at Mar-a-Lago means they couldn’t have been classified,” the former president’s office stated. “As we can all relate to, everyone ends up having to bring home their work from time to time. American presidents are no different. President Trump, in order to prepare for work the next day, often took documents including classified documents from the Oval Office to the residence. more here

9 Comments on Trump had ‘standing order’ to declassify documents taken to residence

  1. Naturally the smellocrat pigs want to
    ignore this while they constantly seek
    criminal wrongdoing when all they’d
    have to do is search their own ranks
    to find it

    Like The FBI

    Like the DOJ

    Like the IRS

  2. And before any loser Dem comes in here, the President can declassify any document, any recording, and video he wants.
    And anyone dumb enough to say, “but but NUCLEAR!11!!!” or “He knows the codes to the bombs!11!!” is too dumb to be alive.

    Now. Why hasn’t Joe Biden declassified any of his rape accusations?

  3. Trump had ‘standing order’ to declassify documents taken to residence

    Simple facts like ‘Trump had standing order’, or First Amendment rights, or Second Amendment rights, have NO standing with liberal, commie, democrat, Nazi, hateful, despiteful, Satan loving, transgender embracing, child abusing ASSHOLES that HATE AMERICA.

    I DO NOT want to live long enough to see the limit of what these cretins are willing to do.

  4. And ironically enough, POTUS Trump ACTUALLY DID NEED TO TAKE PAPERWORK HOME AT NIGHT TO WORK! Not like Bill, Hill, Oblowme and Brandon, who just took papers home to hide them. We never knew a harder working president! The guy never slept and you could count his vacation days on one hand!

  5. Facts and the law don’t matter when you are trying to prevent Orange man from winning the White House. Again.

  6. I had a horrible thought. The 22nd amendment says: “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice”. What if, before the 24 election, the democrats concede that Trump did indeed win the 2020 election, and therefor was “elected twice”, and therefore ineligible to run again.

  7. Some Media Influencer(TM). Trying to convince the people too lazy to get off the couch. That The Rule Of Law(TM) doesn’t mean whatever the gun boys say it means. This, the current, moment. Subject to change without warning.

    Whata putz.


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