The Washington Post reports:
Some of the White House documents that Donald Trump improperly took to his Mar-a-Lago residence were clearly marked as classified, including documents at the “top secret” level, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The existence of clearly marked classified documents in the trove — which has not previously been reported — is likely to intensify the legal pressure that Trump or his staffers could face, and raises new questions about why the materials were taken out of the White House.
While it was unclear how many classified documents were among those received by the Archives, some bore markings that the information was extremely sensitive and would be limited to a small group of officials with authority to view such highly classified information.
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1) No, a president can’t “verbally” declassify a document without further action.
2) No, a president can’t declassify a document in his head.
3) No, a former president can’t take classified documents with him outside of secure control mechanisms.
4) Indict him.
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) February 10, 2022
Breaking WaPo: Some of the White House documents that Trump improperly took to Mar-a-Lago were clearly marked as classified, including documents at the “top secret” level, according to two people familiar with the matter. https://t.co/lYNNDLGwWG
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 10, 2022