Justice Dept. Trump head hunter DOES have a bag of legal cards he is slowly playing against Donald Trump….
…the nuclear document is unique among the 31 in the indictment because the declassification of the others is governed by executive order.
“The claim that he (Trump) could have declassified it is not relevant in the case of the nuclear weapons information because it was not classified by executive order but by law,” said Steven Aftergood, a government secrecy expert with the Federation of Atomic Scientists.
The special status of nuclear-related information further erodes what many legal experts say is a weak defense centered around declassification. Without providing evidence, Trump has claimed he declassified the documents before removing them from the White House.
Prosecutors likely will argue that declassification is irrelevant because Trump was charged under the Espionage Act, which predates classification and criminalizes the unauthorized retention of “national defense information,” a broad term covering any secrets that could be helpful to the nation’s enemies.
Document No. 19 is marked “FRD,” or Formerly Restricted Data, a classification given to secret information involving the military use of nuclear weapons. The indictment described it as undated and “concerning nuclear weaponry of the United States.”….
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) shows his stupidity….
Donald Trump, the ex-President is a serial liar…..
On Sunday, Jordan, the chair of the House Judiciary committee, contested that the documents the former president held onto were actually classified.
“He said time and time again he declassified all this,” Jordan told host Dana Bash.
When asked if he had any evidence that Trump had declassified the material, which prosecutors say included intelligence about defense and weapons capabilities, Jordan said: “I go on the president’s word, and he said he did.”
“He said he declassified this material,” Jordan added. “He can put it wherever he wants and handle it however he wants.”….
Trump former Defense Sec. sheds light his former bosses file habits….
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said former President Trump has been described as a “hoarder” of classified documents, in the wake of Trump facing federal charges over his alleged mishandling of some of the nation’s top secrets.
Presented with suggestions both that Trump kept the documents “like a child with a toy” and that he kept them for financial or power reasons, Esper said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he thinks “both theories could be true and likely are true to some extent.”…