1/6 Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) responded to Trump’s claim of declassification of documents through telepathy as lacking in intelligence.
Schiff said after being played Trump’s comments on CNN’s State Of The Union:
No, that’s not how it works. Those comments don’t demonstrate much intelligence of any kind. If you could declassify by thinking about it, he’s more dangerous than we may have thought because with that view, he could simply spout off on anything he read in the presidential daily brief or anything he was briefed on by the CIA director to a visiting Russian delegation or any delegation that said I thought about it and therefore when the words came out of my mouth, they were declassified.
People put in a lot of work to get this information. This information is vital to American lives. For him to disregard it so savagely shows not only how dangerous he is, but also how little he cares about anything else.
Rep. Schiff was correct. Trump’s claim was both stupid and dangerous. If Donald Trump really believes that he can declassify anything by thinking about it or talking about it, then it is a virtual certainty that he was giving away US secrets to America’s enemies all through…