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Former Trump aides, advisers allegedly told Smith the ex-president “mishandled” classified documents even before leaving the White House: report


Florida – The ongoing legal saga in the Florida case regarding former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents continues to unfold, with special counsel Jack Smith leading the investigation into the events after Trump’s presidency. The core of this case is the allegation that Trump jeopardized U.S. national security by improperly handling classified government documents.

Former Trump aides, advisers allegedly told Smith the ex-president "mishandled" classified documents even before leaving the White House: report

The Mar-a-Lago Case

Special counsel Jack Smith has brought significant attention to Trump’s actions after he left office in January 2021. According to Smith, Trump transported classified document to his Mar-a-Lago residence, a move deemed insecure and illegal under federal law. Trump, however, has maintained that the documents were declassified and that his actions were within legal bounds.

Historical Concerns

This is not the first time Trump’s handling of sensitive material has raised eyebrows. ABC News reporters Katherine Faulders, Mike Levine, and Alexander Mallin highlighted concerns about Trump’s handling of classified information even before he left the White House.

One incident involved a classified image of a 2019 Iranian rocket explosion, which Trump controversially shared on social media platform X, previously known as Twitter. Despite the image being marked classified, Trump asserted he had the “absolute right” to disclose it, sparking immediate backlash from intelligence experts and international media alike.

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“Intelligence experts and even international media questioned whether U.S. interests had just been endangered by what Trump did,” the reporters added. “When pressed about it at the White House, Trump insisted he hadn’t released classified information because he had an ‘absolute right to do’ it.”

Broader Implications and Witness Testimonies

Throughout his presidency, Trump’s approach to handling sensitive information was a constant source of internal alarm. The ABC News report indicates that Trump’s actions were not isolated incidents but were characteristic of his broader disregard for the established protocols governing classified materials.

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Numerous former aides, advisors, and national security officials have provided detailed accounts to Smith’s team, saying Trump frequently transported classified documents to unsecured locations, a practice that caused concerns among many who worked closely to him.

These accounts come from a diverse group of witnesses, including personal valets, press assistants, senior national security officials, and briefers from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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As the legal proceedings unfold, these revelations are likely to add layers of complexity to the case, challenging Trump’s narrative and potentially impacting his political future. The outcome of this case could have profound implications for how sensitive information is handled by top government officials in the future.

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