“That’s not how it works. Those comments don’t demonstrate much intelligence of any kind. If you could simply declassify by thinking about it, then frankly, if that’s his view, he’s even more dangerous than we may have thought.
|He could simply spout off on anything he read in a presidential daily brief or anything that he was briefed on by the CIA director to a visiting Russian delegation or any other delegation and simply say, ‘Well, I thought about it and therefore, when the words came out of my mouth, they were declassified.’
“No, people work hard to get that information. People put their lives at risk to get that information. That information protects American lives.
“And for him to treat it so cavalierly shows both what a continuing danger the man is, but also how very little regard he has for anything but himself.” – Rep. Adam Schiff, speaking this morning on CNN.
No one can declassify national security information just by thinking about it.
People put their lives at risk to get that information. Information that protects American lives.
For Donald Trump to treat it so cavalierly shows what a continuing danger he is to our country. pic.twitter.com/ze9gx2tQS3
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 25, 2022