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Trump says Hannity presidents can declassify documents ‘after thinking about it’


previous version of This article incorrectly states that former Legal address of President Donald Trump team claimed that Trump issued a “standing order” while in office declassify documents. This statement was made Trump office. The article has been corrected.

In his first Appearance on television following court-sanctioned search of its Florida home last month, Donald Trump confirmed on Wednesday that any documents taken from the White House to Mar-a-Lago were declassified while he was in office adding that the president can carry it out “Even if you think about it.”

“As far as I understand, there should be no process,” Trump told Fox News anchor Sean Hannity. The prosecutor’s office said that about 100 of documents taken from Mar-a-Lago were marked as classified, including some of them marked as superior. secret.

“If you are the president of USA, can be declassified just stating that it was declassified.” former the president added.

“You are the president – you do it decision”.

Court of Appeal: The Department of Justice may use Mar-a-Lago Documents in criminal probe

Trump’s comments were made forthcoming of Court of Appeal on Wednesday decision what the FBI can use seized documents in this is criminal the study. His appearance also followed announcement previously in the day New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit accusing him and his three children of manipulation property values ​​for defrauding creditors, insurance brokers and tax authorities.

On the Hannity program, Trump called the lawsuit part of of politically motivated “witch hunt” that has been brewing since he first ran for office. He argued that if there were discrepancies in his property valuables, banks should made more discretion, adding that his company provided a disclaimer on financial the docs talk about it.

Regarding the FBI’s investigation into possible mishandling of classified documents, Trump said he “declassified everything.” He also said that he did not personally pack the boxes, as left White House. According to him, this task was mainly performed by employees of the General Services Administration. office who plays prominent role in presidential transitions.

legal team has yet to provide evidence that the Mar-a-Lago documents were declassified, three judges panel of the Court of Appeal noted in environment ruling. His lawyers resisted this. in front of special Master Raymond Dirie, U.S. District Judge who pressed team this week to provide such evidence, panel wrote.

For our part, we cannot understand why [Trump] will have a personal interest in or need for Any of in one-hundreds of documents with classification marks,” the court wrote.

Presidents have the right to declassify information – although there is usually a process for this may include coordination with agencies or cabinet members from whom information arose to prevent possible national- security risks.

Status of key investigations involving Donald Trump

After a court-sanctioned search of Mar-a-Lago on 8 August, former presidential office said in statement that Trump issues ‘standing order’ bye in office that documents delivered to his residence would be immediately declassified. But Trump’s lawyers avoid such statements. in court or in their legal papers, saying on tuesday what to decide issue will unlock the potential defense which could be used if criminal probe results in indictment.

In an interview with CNN in AugustJohn Bolton, Trump former national security adviser, called the statement from former presidential office on a standing order to declassify documents”complete fiction.”

Devlin Barrett contributed to this report.

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