×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: trump | nuclear documents | fbi raid | declassify

Trump: Power to Classify, Declassify 'Lies Solely With the President'

Trump: Power to Classify, Declassify 'Lies Solely With the President'
(Ginettigino/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Friday, 12 August 2022 10:07 PM EDT

A new statement from Donald Trump's team amid the raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence stresses that the president had "the power to classify and declassify documents."

Just the News founder John Solomon read the declaration Friday night while appearing on Fox News' "Hannity." 

"As we can all relate to, everyone ends up having to bring home their work from time to time. American presidents are no different," Solomon read. "President Trump, in order to prepare work for the next day, often took documents including classified documents to the residence.

"He had a standing order that documents removed from the Oval Office and taken to the residence were deemed to be declassified the moment he removed them," the statement continued. "The power to classify and declassify documents rests solely with the president of the United States."

Trump's statement also challenged the idea that "some paper-pushing bureaucrat" needed to approve the former president's document declassification, calling the proposal "absurd."

The new comments by Trump come amid his claims that former President Barack Obama kept over 30 million pages of documents, "much of them classified," Trump wrote in a short statement through the Save America PAC earlier on Friday.

According to the New York Post, Trump is accused of violating the Presidential Records Act with his supposed housing of classified documents. Official law reads that the U.S. "shall reserve and retain complete ownership, possession, and control" of the records.

However, the former president has consistently denied housing any classified documents relating to nuclear weapons or other subject matter.

© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Politics
A new statement from Donald Trump's team amid the raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence stresses that the president had "the power to classify and declassify documents." Just the News founder John Solomon read the declaration Friday night while appearing on ...
trump, nuclear documents, fbi raid, declassify
256
2022-07-12
Friday, 12 August 2022 10:07 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved