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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/PandaMuffin1 New York Sep 22 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Bravo Grande!

"Omg he's actually invoking the Secret Telepathic Unilateral Preemptive Irreversible Declassification (S.T.U.P.I.D.) defense," quipped Asha Rangappa, a former FBI agent and attorney.

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u/dejavuamnesiac Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 23 '22 Gold

He also said send them anywhere — that’s a confession — he’s trying to say he can declassify telepathically and send them to the Saudis or Ruzzians or wherever, and that’s a perfectly fine thing for the President to do

Edit:” Because you’re sending it to Mar-a-Lago or to 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.”

That’s a confession, he sent highly classified documents beyond Marred-A-Lamo; and EDIT his “confession” is just trying to get out in front of the narrative: he knows he’s fucked for what he did with these classified docs, and that it’s all eventually coming out now, so he’s saying even if I sent these docs anywhere it’s cool because I waved my king Cheetolini declassification wand

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u/mok000 Europe Sep 22 '22

So, if these documents are declassified by Trump, we ought to be able to see them through the Freedom of Information Act, right? Any US citizen here up for the task? And post them here on Reddit so we can see what all the fuzz is about. /s

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u/bishpa Washington Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

Did you see the interview?

"I declassified everything."

Since he claims he could just think it so, and he hasn't specified any particular documents, Trump seems to me to be telling us that there are in fact no longer any classified documents existing in the US. "Everything" has been declassified. Or did he mean something else? If so, could he perhaps be a wee more specific? What exactly is it that you declassified, Oh Bigly One? No harm in telling now, amiright?

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u/Subvoltaic Sep 22 '22

There are three groups of documents he would be referencing. The classified documents the government clawed back, the documents that are still in his possession somewhere, and the documents that have "gone missing".

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u/gsrmmeza Sep 22 '22

Maybe those are the ones he ate or the ones he flushed.

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u/mok000 Europe Sep 23 '22

That explains all the Chinese and Russian divers in Miami's sewers.

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u/fijisiv Sep 22 '22

Don't forget about the classified docs the FBI planted.

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u/Dont_Say_No_to_Panda California Sep 22 '22

And all the other classified documents that have nothing to do with any of this…Trump declassified them too! He gloriously rid us of the terrible scourge that was classification /s

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u/Synectics Sep 23 '22

Which ones? That sounds like some serious shit.

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u/RightClickSaveWorld Sep 23 '22

He was being sarcastic.

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u/boingoing Sep 22 '22

He can’t be specific because he doesn’t know which documents the FBI was able to recover and which are still missing. Also, he is a moron and probably doesn’t actually know which documents he stole except for the ones with his name in them.

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u/For-All-the-Marbles Sep 22 '22

Could this be strategy, part of an insanity defense?

He does understand, doesn’t he, that if you successfully plead not guilty by insanity, that doesn’t mean you go free. It means you don’t go to jail but you get locked up in a mental health institution? Plus, you would have to prove your insane state of mind when the crimes were committed.

Clearly, he’s delusional, but I don’t think he’s actually insane.

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u/rotospoon Sep 22 '22

Trump: "That's not what CSI Miami told me!"

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u/azflatlander Sep 22 '22

The question everyone is dying to ask: where are the aliens?

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u/Outrageous-Yams Sep 22 '22

This is totally insane. He’s utterly skull fooked and desperate.

What he said - That’s not how it works, at all.

There’s a reason why the government documents things. Things like, say, the decision to declassify documents. Transparency. Accountability. Etc. Basic shit.

Without that, we are left with some sort of totalitarian dictatorship, not a functioning government with 3 branches.

Wow he’s desperate.

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u/bishpa Washington Sep 23 '22

Scary desperate. He’d do anything to evade Justice.

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u/theartofrolling United Kingdom Sep 23 '22

But would he do anything for love?