News Today May 18, 2023 The On-going Trump Saga

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Classified document information revealed from the special counsel's investigation of Former President Trump has current grave political ramifications for the 2024 presidential contender.

Latest revelations from the special counsel’s probe into ex-President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents deepen a sense that a grave political moment is approaching. Bright, new, CNN evidence highlights legal issues. According to current evidence, Trump’s former claims that he could declassify White House documents bring to light his misbeliefs. These include that the laws and code of conduct for presidential behavior did not belong to him. Notably, he tested American democracy daily, as well as, the legal system according to this new information by CNN.
Jack Smith, special counsel lead, indicates that potential violations of the United States Espionage Act and obstruction of justice are legal constructs to be tackled. These elements, however, have another layer with the high responsibility of explanation during a 2024 presidential election.

The protection of covert operatives, secret dealings, and the security of the United States merit investigation. American unity is at risk amid still fierce allegations surrounding the 2016 presidential election. The priority of a divided America and our national interest overall is at hand. The prosecution of a former president and now a presidential incumbent in a polarized country comes at high risk.

The National Archives is currently on hand to receive approximately 16 documents provided by CNN to indicate that former president Trump clearly knew the correct procedure for the declassification of documents yet ignored that procedure. Indications of criminal intent could mount. To clarify, if the evidence stands strong that he knew he could not just declassify on a whim, ( by taking them from the White House or by “private thought” which Trump suggested), then the Mar-a-Lago defense of material in Florida becomes a contentious situation for him.
CNN obtained a letter on May 16, 2023, by Archivist Debra Steidel Wall who wrote to Trump – “The 16 records in question all reflect communications involving close presidential advisers, some of them directed to you personally, concerning whether, why, and how you should declassify certain classified records.” Last week at a Town Hall by CNN Trump falsely said of these top-secret documents: “By the way, they become automatically declassified when I took them.”
Ty Cobb, a former White House lawyer, went on record with CNN’s Erin Burnett on Wednesday stating “I think this is ‘i’ dotting and ‘t’ crossing. I think that this case is ready to go,” Cobb said.

This special counsel and National Archives information may be a sign that Smith is preparing to take this imperative next chess move against former president Donald Trump.

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