As the stolen White House documents scandal continues to mount all around Donald Trump, the disgraced former guy’s excuses and “explanations” for his actions have become more and more unhinged and erratic — to the point that ex-President Donald Trump openly claimed that a United States president has the ability to declassify any information they want, with the power of nothing more than their mind.
Trump is, of course, feeling the pressure in the worst kind of way this week, after he suffered a massive defeat before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of the infamous Mar-a-Lago documents. The Washington Post reported on the matter, “An appeals court sided with the Justice Department in a legal fight over classified documents seized in a court-authorized search of former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, ruling Wednesday that the FBI may use the documents in its ongoing criminal investigation. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the appeals court marks a victory, at least temporarily, for the Justice Department in its legal battle with Trump over access to the evidence seized in a high-stakes national security investigation to determine if the former president or his advisers mishandled national security secrets or hid or destroyed government records.”
Fresh off that brutal loss, Trump took to Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, where he tried to pile on the excuses even taller, only to talk himself into such a deep hole, we’re genuinely wondering if he may have suffered a bit of a mental break on live TV.
“You have said on Truth Social, a number of times, you did declassify,” Hannity said matter-of-factly in the segment.
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“I did declassify,” Trump claimed once again, despite the fact that his own legal team has yet to actually argue that in court on his behalf.
“What was your process to declassify?” Hannity questioned.
“There doesn’t have to be a process, as I understand it,” Trump danced. “You know, there’s different people, say different things.”
“If you’re the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying, ‘it’s declassified’ — even by thinking about it,” he went on to claim.
The funniest (and most ironic) part of it all is the fact that even if Donald Trump could and did declassify literal top-secret government documents with the power of his mind, it wouldn’t bear any weight on three of the crimes that the FBI has confirmed it was investigating in their application for the Mar-a-Lago search warrant. Yesterday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, “declassification argument is a red herring because declassifying an official document would not change its content or render it personal.”
Watch the ridiculous interview here:
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