Trump: Presidents Can Declassify Documents 'by Thinking About It' -- Doesn't Have to Be a Process

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Former President Donald Trump said Wednesday connected FNC’s “Hannity” that a president of the United States tin declassify immoderate documents without a process.

Hannity said, “A president has the powerfulness to declassify.”

Trump said, “Correct.”

Hannity said, “You person said connected Truth Social, a fig of times, you did declassify.”

Trump said, “I did declassify yes.”

Hannity asked, “What was your process to declassify?”

Trump replied, “There doesn’t person to beryllium a process, arsenic I recognize it. You know, there’s antithetic radical accidental antithetic things. As I understand, determination doesn’t person to be. If you’re the president of the United States, you tin declassify conscionable by saying, ‘It’s declassified.’ Even by reasoning astir it. Because you are sending it to Mar-a-Lago oregon wherever ever you are sending it. There doesn’t person to beryllium a process. There tin beryllium a process, but determination doesn’t person to be. You’re the president. You marque that decision. So erstwhile you nonstop it, it is declassified. I declassified everything.”

He added, “I would accidental that there’s a precise bully accidental that a batch of those documents will never beryllium seen again.”

Trump added, “They spied connected my campaign, truthful why did they travel successful and bash that? Especially since we were having such large conversations.”

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