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posted ago by snoopy3210 ago by snoopy3210 +2032 / -2

They are so stupid. They think the raid might be justified! But there are no secrets to keep classified by a President. The role of the lower level people is to kept secrets and respect classification (like Hillary) until the President gives the direction to the country. A President is the commander in chief and doesn’t have to keep secrets. If Trump decides to bring one of his love letter to Kim Jung Un in a box, it is not classified. Nothing is a classified document to him. The raid at mar a lago cannot be justified in any shape or form. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/eric-trump-gives-clearest-indication-yet-possible-trump-2024-run-following-fbi-raid

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Wyopepe 32 points ago +32 / -0

The President is the ultimate authority when it comes to this…

That’s not an exaggeration. He can literally declassify whatever he wants. Assuming deep state gatekeepers don’t get in way and criminally refuse to do so.

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invalid_data 14 points ago +14 / -0

Yep, anybody who has dealt with classified material knows that the President has the supreme classification authority. He can decide what is and isn't classified. He can delegate that authority which is what occurs 99% of the time, but ultimately he has all the say.

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magaspif 7 points ago +7 / -0

Does he have to do something specifically - I'm guessing they are going to try to get him on some bullshit technicality.

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Wyopepe 6 points ago +6 / -0

It’s a supreme power, unquestioned.

There are some safeguards in relation to nuclear secrets, but I think that’s it.

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TrumpsBigBalls 0 points ago +1 / -1

He did have supreme power, though technically he DID need to officially declassify them.

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Wyopepe 1 point ago +1 / -0

Not really.

He can speak of the issue and reveal whatever.

Documents generally follow a process, but if he was to hand you a top secret document that he believed served the country in doing so, it’s then public and declassified.

Follow this answer, President is essentially a class/declass God:

https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/10715

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The_kool_mom 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm not even sure they care about "getting him". Their main goal is to turn his base and especially recent converts to MAGA away from him. Their main weapon is the media. They will assault him day and night with false claims that normies won't understand or research, and their viewership will go up 400% since they're talking about Trump. Win win for them. Why wouldn't they do this?

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MrJethro 2 points ago +2 / -0

they will do that but it will have the opposite effect that they're hoping for. only the most TDS affected will buy it.

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TrumpsBigBalls 0 points ago +2 / -2

Yes...he had to declassify them and there is a process involved in doing that. He may have ordered them declassified but the question now is, did those underflings complete that process?

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ColbyP 1 point ago +1 / -0

Doesn't matter. If he can show that he gave the order, then underlings failing to carry it out is on them, not him.