River wrote: ↑Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:42 am
There's speculation brewing that the info was going up for sale. Though let's put that aside for the moment. Trump's just an ordinary citizen now. No security clearance, no title, no Oval Office. An ordinary citizen with a pile of classified material he has no right to have and he's been refusing to give it back. Is that itself not a crime?
Did he lose his clearance? It's not quite accurate to say he's just an 'ordinary citizen' - he's still a former president, and traditionally they do retain classified clearances, and his titled (sadly) *is* still Mr. President.
So simply having the classified material may not actually be an issue - especially if it's not the "official" copy that goes into the records, right??
But trying to sell it?? That would ... not surprise me in the slightest, honestly.
Maybe it's just the generally crappy things that have been hitting (people around) me lately but I honest to god giggled at this news. Not that I expect much to come of it - I have zero expectation of him being held accountable for anything so really anything at all is already exceeding my expectations. But just the very idea of it made me giggle.