9/22/2022

FBI/INVESTIGATION: “In his first TV appearance since a court-authorized search of his Florida home last month, Donald Trump reasserted Wednesday [September 22, 2022] that any documents taken from the White House to Mar-a-Lago were declassified while he was in office, adding that a president can carry that out ‘even by thinking about it.’ …

Prosecutors have said that about 100 of the documents taken from Mar-a-Lago were marked classified, including some labeled top secret.

‘If you’re the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying it’s declassified,’ the former president added…

Trump’s comments were made ahead of a Wednesday appeals court decision that the FBI can use the seized documents in its criminal investigation.”

-Julian Mark, “Trump says presidents can declassify docs ‘even by thinking about it,’” washingtonpost.com, September 22, 2022