Presidential Declassification Powers

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According to Mike Davis, President of the Article III Project and a former law clerk under Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, the president of the United States can declassify records by simply leaving the White House with them.

“The President of the United States has both the constitutional (and statutory) power to declassify anything he wants,” Davis wrote on Twitter on Aug. 11. “If President Trump left the White House with classified records, they are declassified by his actions.”

“As discussed, the Office of Former President Trump—like every other former president’s federal office—is equipped and secure enough to handle these declassified records,” Davis added. “This is a routine dispute with bureaucrats at the National Archives whether these are presidential records.”

Davis cited Department of Navy v. Egan (ruling), a 1988 Supreme Court decision that Davis says shows the president possesses the constitutional power to “classify and declassify” records “regardless of any statute passed by Congress.”

“The President, after all, is the ‘Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States,'” The Supreme Court ruled at the time. “His authority to classify and control access to information bearing on national security and to determine whether an individual is sufficiently trustworthy to occupy a position in the Executive Branch that will give that person access to such information flows primarily from this constitutional investment of power in the President and exists quite apart from any explicit congressional grant.”

“When President Trump had the records sent to Mar-a-Lago, they were declassified,” Davis explained. “Former presidents don’t have this power. But Trump did this as the president.”
 

David_Dennison

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That is a partial truth but there is a protocol. Now he has to pick the lie that he want to stick with
A) didn’t know they were there and his attorney signed an affidavit in response to the last subpoena ( fraud and Obstruc

B) knew they we there- he had to declassify each one -specifically and when. That would require him knowing he had them.

it’s a trap ($1 to Admiral Akbar)
 

David_Dennison

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According to Mike Davis, President of the Article III Project and a former law clerk under Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, the president of the United States can declassify records by simply leaving the White House with them.

“The President of the United States has both the constitutional (and statutory) power to declassify anything he wants,” Davis wrote on Twitter on Aug. 11. “If President Trump left the White House with classified records, they are declassified by his actions.”

“As discussed, the Office of Former President Trump—like every other former president’s federal office—is equipped and secure enough to handle these declassified records,” Davis added. “This is a routine dispute with bureaucrats at the National Archives whether these are presidential records.”

Davis cited Department of Navy v. Egan (ruling), a 1988 Supreme Court decision that Davis says shows the president possesses the constitutional power to “classify and declassify” records “regardless of any statute passed by Congress.”

“The President, after all, is the ‘Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States,'” The Supreme Court ruled at the time. “His authority to classify and control access to information bearing on national security and to determine whether an individual is sufficiently trustworthy to occupy a position in the Executive Branch that will give that person access to such information flows primarily from this constitutional investment of power in the President and exists quite apart from any explicit congressional grant.”

“When President Trump had the records sent to Mar-a-Lago, they were declassified,” Davis explained. “Former presidents don’t have this power. But Trump did this as the president.”
This is another one that I’m going to have fun with ;)
 

David_Dennison

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According to Mike Davis, President of the Article III Project and a former law clerk under Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, the president of the United States can declassify records by simply leaving the White House with them.

“The President of the United States has both the constitutional (and statutory) power to declassify anything he wants,” Davis wrote on Twitter on Aug. 11. “If President Trump left the White House with classified records, they are declassified by his actions.”

“As discussed, the Office of Former President Trump—like every other former president’s federal office—is equipped and secure enough to handle these declassified records,” Davis added. “This is a routine dispute with bureaucrats at the National Archives whether these are presidential records.”

Davis cited Department of Navy v. Egan (ruling), a 1988 Supreme Court decision that Davis says shows the president possesses the constitutional power to “classify and declassify” records “regardless of any statute passed by Congress.”

“The President, after all, is the ‘Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States,'” The Supreme Court ruled at the time. “His authority to classify and control access to information bearing on national security and to determine whether an individual is sufficiently trustworthy to occupy a position in the Executive Branch that will give that person access to such information flows primarily from this constitutional investment of power in the President and exists quite apart from any explicit congressional grant.”

“When President Trump had the records sent to Mar-a-Lago, they were declassified,” Davis explained. “Former presidents don’t have this power. But Trump did this as the president.”
You are going to be sooooooooo mad LOLOLOLOL

Of course he can declassify. But he would have to go through a process to identify the documents and their classification. . he didn’t. The ability to declassify is not the issue on any of the 3 felony charges. He can’t remove, hide or deny their existence when subpoenaed.There are 18 senior member with security responsibilities who are calling bullshit.
 

GwinnettDawg

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You are going to be sooooooooo mad LOLOLOLOL

Of course he can declassify. But he would have to go through a process to identify the documents and their classification. . he didn’t. The ability to declassify is not the issue on any of the 3 felony charges. He can’t remove, hide or deny their existence when subpoenaed.There are 18 senior member with security responsibilities who are calling bullshit.
18 senior members. Is that like all of the intelligence community from the last witch hunt?
 

Reasoned

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18 senior members. Is that like all of the intelligence community from the last witch hunt?
You mean these clowns?


Actually, take a little time to read this article. Pay particular attention to how many of these Swamp Scumbags were/are high level CIA operatives and federal government “teet” suckers…….. and then tell me we don’t need to seriously drain the swamp. 🤬

 
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Pops Masterson

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You mean these clowns?


Actually, take a little time to read this article. Pay particular attention to how many of these Swamp Scumbags were/are high level CIA operatives and federal government “teet” suckers…….. and then tell me we don’t need to seriously drain the swamp. 🤬

Doesn’t matter because muh Trump.
 
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Sanctions Stand

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Read declassification of nuclear information under Atomic Energy Act. Google it.
That is a partial truth but there is a protocol. Now he has to pick the lie that he want to stick with
A) didn’t know they were there and his attorney signed an affidavit in response to the last subpoena ( fraud and Obstruc

B) knew they we there- he had to declassify each one -specifically and when. That would require him knowing he had them.

it’s a trap ($1 to Admiral Akbar)

possible Russian collusion? maybe they can find his tax returns... or maybe just ask the one of the 87,000 new IRS agents for them since everybody has to file tax returns?
 

ZosoDawg

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You mean these clowns?


Actually, take a little time to read this article. Pay particular attention to how many of these Swamp Scumbags were/are high level CIA operatives and federal government “teet” suckers…….. and then tell me we don’t need to seriously drain the swamp. 🤬

Durham.
I recall reading somewhere that he already had the agents involved in the Mara Lago witch hunt on his radar for prior BS they pulled
Read declassification of nuclear information under Atomic Energy Act. Google it.
That is a partial truth but there is a protocol. Now he has to pick the lie that he want to stick with
A) didn’t know they were there and his attorney signed an affidavit in response to the last subpoena ( fraud and Obstruc

B) knew they we there- he had to declassify each one -specifically and when. That would require him knowing he had them.

it’s a trap ($1 to Admiral Akbar)
Let’s speculate for a minute. If there were nuclear secrets there, why did they wait 18 months? Or is it possible that they weren’t looking for incriminating evidence on your boogeyman, but we’re looking for incriminating evidence your boogeyman has on them?
 

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