GOP Rep: Trump Can Declassify Whatever He Wants

Mediaite reports:

Congressman Michael McCaul (TX) invoked the “[Donald Trump] can declassify a document on a moment’s notice” excuse as he defended the former president’s possession of the classified documents the FBI confiscated during their search at Mar-a-Lago.

Trump has already self-sabotaged his legal claim of declassifying the Mar-a-Lago documents, and ABC’s Martha Raddatz noted that former Attorney General Bill Barr just gave an interview where he torpedoed the premise of McFaul’s defense.

“There’s a process for declassification,” McFaul conceded, “but again, the president’s in a very different position than most of us in the national security space.”

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