Trump ‘could have seriously compromised national security’ with classified documents

Former CIA Director John Brennan claimed on MSNBC’s “Deadline” on Thursday that former President Donald Trump “could have seriously compromised national security” with classified information he took after leaving office. .

Brennan said: “It is abundantly clear that Donald Trump’s retention of these documents was entirely intentional. And for an as yet unknown purpose. How he was going to exploit the information contained in these documents which contain some of the most sensitive secrets of American intelligence and government. What would he do with them? What has he already done? The potential compromise of sources and methods, if you look at the classification marks, the code words on these documents. Some of the most sensitive—extremely sensitive—abilities we have.

He added: “The thing with Trump, not only does he not care about the implications and the consequences of his actions. I don’t think he fully understands. He never really studied the intelligence profession itself. So, therefore, who knows what he might have done. And I really hope, in addition to holding him accountable for the illegal withholding of these documents, that we really get to the bottom of what he’s planned to do, what he may have already done, and see who could have had access to these documents which could have seriously compromised national security.

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