Trump to Hannity: Presidents can declassify documents “by thinking about it”

Source: Fox News

“Presidents can declassify documents on a whim, even just by ‘thinking about it,’ former President Donald Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday. Trump appeared on Hannity’s show to discuss the ongoing federal investigation into classified documents found in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home during an FBI raid. ‘Is there a process? What was your process to declassify?’ Hannity asked. ‘There doesn’t have to be a process, as I understand it,’ Trump responded. ‘You know, different people say different things, but as I understand it there doesn’t have to be. If you’re the president of the United States you can declassify just by saying: ‘It’s declassified.’ Even by thinking about it,’ he added.” [editor’s note: Even if that’s true, it’s not much help for Trump. The evidence that he thinks about anything but his image/brand is pretty thin – TLK] (09/22/22)

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-hannity-presidents-can-declassify-documents-thinking-about-it