The “classified documents” that President Trump supposedly took pose such a serious threat to national security that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) dumped them in the White House parking lot the day before Trump left office. If you don’t believe that statement, HERE is the photographic evidence.
Those presidential records were so vital to national security, and so NOT President Trump’s own presidential records, that they dumped them in the parking lot and told him that the docs were now his responsibility. So, Trump took the boxes to Mar a Lago and now they’re charging him with a crime for taking them, after they told him to take them.
Politico has helpfully posted the Trump “indictment” HERE if you want to read the whole thing for yourself. In the opening few pages of this fake indictment, the document clearly states that President Donald Trump absconded with hundreds of “classified documents.” That’s the accusation.
But if you read beyond the initial pages of this hot sidewalk garbage of an “indictment,” you will notice a phrase that is missing from the evidence. This is important. EVIDENCE is very different from an ACCUSATION. They’re not the same thing in legal terms.
While the ACCUSATION claims that President Trump left office with “classified documents” in his possession (which he was required to pick up from the White House driveway), the EVIDENCE states time and time again that President Trump had “documents with classification markings” in his possession that were recovered at Mar-a-Lago. Those are not the same thing.
Starting on Page 4 of the indictment, it states repeatedly, over and over again that Trump “illegally” possessed “documents with classification markings.”
This is so dumb it gives me a headache. A document with classification markings is not the same thing as a “classified document.” Let’s think back for just a second about Barack Obama’s time in the White House. During those eight interminable years, did you ever read any of the docs that were occasionally printed online about the behind-the-scenes goings-on of Eric Holder, Crooked Hillary, and Barack Obama?
Did you ever read a “Fast and Furious” document that Eric Holder tried to withhold from congressional subpoenas? Or a Benghazi document about how Hillary and Lockheed Martin lead attorney James Comey were selling weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Libya, Syria, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, Mali, and half a dozen other countries? Or about how Hezbollah and Communist China had set up training camps in Cuba?
If you read any of those documents during that hellish period of American history, then you have seen “documents with classification markings.” Once a classified document is declassified, they don’t go back and take all of the “Classified” or “Secret” stamps off of it. It just gets published, usually as a PDF, with the stamps still on it. “Documents with classification markings” are otherwise known as:
DOCUMENTS THAT ARE NO LONGER CLASSIFIED!
All of the documents referenced in the Trump indictment are called “documents with classification markings.” This is because witch hunter Jack Smith, along with every other judge and prosecutor in the country, knows that documents with classification markings are a very different thing than “classified documents.”
Smith also worked to obtain this indictment by indicting Trump’s personal aide Walt Nauta. During one of several eight-hour interrogations by the FBI (which, speaking from personal experience, are no fun), Nauta mumbled “I don’t know” in response to one question. Nauta was charged with “lying to the FBI” for that “I don’t know” response.
This is, of course, is very different from James Brennan and John Clapper lying under oath to Congress to protect Hussein Obama. It’s very different from Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe lying three times to federal investigators. And it’s different from that looming doofus and cornfield afficionado James Comey stating under oath 245 times, “I don’t know” or “I don’t recall.”
Remember back in 2017 when the Deep State and the media tried to tell us that Donald Trump had shared classified information with the Russian ambassador? Here’s what Idaho Senator James Risch (R), who is a nice guy when you meet him in person, said about President Trump potentially sharing classified info with the Russian ambassador:
“The minute the president speaks about it to someone, he has the ability to declassify anything at any time without any process.”
Even PolitiFact rated this statement as “true,” which you can read about HERE. The Commander in Chief of the Executive branch does not need to fill out paperwork or ask permission from ANYONE in order to declassify any document. Why not? Because he’s the CHIEF EXECUTIVE!
No other president who has ever left the White House with documents in his possession has ever been treated in such a shabby, unethical, and illegal fashion. This case needs to be thrown out of court, and anyone involved in bringing these charges against President Trump needs to be jailed in his stead.