Rebound Posted January 26 Report Share Posted January 26 3 hours ago, Infidel Dog said: You're hilarious. You deflect to stuff in some incomplete little factoid you most likely read in the recent USA Today fact check you're desperate to stuff in, then accuse somebody else of deflecting. It's OK. I'll follow your strawman with you. As I understand it the executive order only says the vice president has the right to declassify documents he classified. Lets' assume that's what happened. All you'd be saying is both Trump and Biden had the power to declassify documents. And here's an important little factoid your strutting little strawman forgot to mention. Classified documents were found in Biden's home going back to his time as a Senator. " First, while there are competing arguments as to the extent of a vice president’s power to declassify documents, there is no world in which a US senator would be able to declassify them. The DoJ recovered documents from Biden’s time as a senator, which raises serious questions as to how they ended up in his personal possession. Several Democratic senators, including Tim Kaine and Dick Durbin, outlined the procedures they would have to go through to even review such materials. Kaine explained that he is only shown classified material in a SCIF (a sensitive compartmented information facility), while Durbin said he would sometimes be able to review it behind a locked door in his office with a handler present. They were never allowed to take these documents with them. How was Biden able to do so? Did he steal them?" Also concerning the differences between the authority of Trump to declassify documents versus Biden there's this: " Comparatively, Trump claimed he had a standing order to declassify all documents that were moved from the White House to Mar-a-Lago at the end of his first term as president. There is a dispute over whether he went through the appropriate procedure to declassify documents — and if there is any evidence of this “standing order” — but there is no question as to whether he had the authority to do it." https://thespectator.com/topic/biden-classified-document-worse-trump-mar-a-lago/ So according to a website that posts crap you want to hear…. That there is “No question” Trump had the authority to declassify material. There is definitely a lot of questions about that There is not a US Federal Law which says that a President can issue an invisible declassification order, and no-one needs to be informed. There IS a Federal Appellate decision which says the President CANNOT issue “invisible” declassification orders. The standing WRITTEN executive order says that declassification needs to follow a procedure. How’s this? We get that you WANT Trump to be innocent, but don’t you give a shlt about anything? What if the documents were nuclear secrets, or the design of our latest weapons, or a list of spies inside of Russia? Do you think Trump should have declassified material which he didn’t even read, just because he carried it somewhere? Because… if it is declassified, that makes it PUBLIC. It is not secret anymore. Putin and the leaders of China are allowed to read ALL that material, because of the invisible secret order. Is that so? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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