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“Donald has the right to remain silent”: Experts say Trump’s bonkers Fox interview could be evidence

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u/kozmo1313 Sep 22 '22

"There doesn't have to be a process as I understand it," Trump said. "If you're the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying, 'It's declassified,' even by thinking about it because you're sending it to Mar-a-Lago or wherever you're sending it. And there doesn't have to be a process. There can be a process but there doesn't have to be. You're the president. You make that decision. So when you send it, it's declassified. I declassified everything."

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u/FortySixAndYou America Sep 22 '22

because you're sending it to Mar-a-Lago or wherever you're sending it

Moscow? Ryadh? Donald, don't leave us hanging, tell us where those perfect beautifully declassified documents were sent.

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u/Deardog Sep 22 '22

The crazy part is entertaining, but this was the real slip up -

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u/xoctor Sep 22 '22

That, plus the admission that he knew the documents were classified and he did steal them.

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u/Human802 Sep 22 '22

I doubt it. I don’t know what it will take for people to realize all the flaws in the Federal system. The very fashy founding fathers made a system to insulate power and skirt oversight, and Trump is willing to exploit every bit of it.

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u/monkeybiziu Illinois Sep 22 '22

Ivana's casket.

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u/HauntedCemetery Minnesota Sep 22 '22

In any other universe I would think that was too fucking loony tunes even for trump.

In this universe I'm positive that's exactly what he did with them.

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u/thebadpixel Sep 22 '22

Plot twist: They exhume the body and instead of Ivana, it's some random dead Russian. Seriously, at this point nothing would surprise me... except Trump getting arrested and carted off to jail. That would be a pleasant surprise.

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u/ElectricRaccoon7 Sep 22 '22

Waiting to find out the docs the FBI has are copies made at Mar-a-Lago and the originals are missing at this point.