Trump Says Documents Were Declassified…Tells Sean Hannity How That’s Done
Many people are curious as to what is going to happen to President Trump in light of the classified documents that were reportedly found at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Some are saying that the documents were not actually classified but were already declassified.
Personally, I don’t know what to make of the matter and I have no idea what it takes to declassify something if you’re the President of the United States, but I’m sure that there is somebody who does and that person is President Trump himself.
In an interview with Sean Hannity, he said that the documents were already declassified and then described what that “process” looks like.
“There doesn’t have to be a process, as I understand it. You know, there’s — different people say different things, but as I understand there doesn’t have to be,” Trump said. “If you’re the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying it’s declassified. Even by thinking about it, because you’re sending it to Mar-a-Lago or to wherever you’re sending it.”
“And there doesn’t have to be a process. There can be a process, but there doesn’t have to be. You’re the president, you make that decision. So when you send it, it’s declassified. I declassified everything,” Trump continued. “Now, I declassified things, and we were having a lot of problems with NARA. You know, NARA is a radical Left group of people running that thing, and when you send documents over there, I would say there’s a very good chance that a lot of those documents will never be seen again.”
Hannity then asked President Trump why he appointed a special master who signed one of the warrants.
“Well, the lawyers had a lot — I didn’t know any of the people involved. But, you know, if you look at it, he was stung badly by that because the FBI lied to him and the people in the Justice Department lied to him,” Trump said. “So, if you think about it, yes, he approved it and he got stung very, very badly by that.”
“But I declassified the documents when they left the White House. In other words, when they left the White House, they were declassified.”