Before news broke of Donald Trump‘s indictment this Thursday on charges related to his handling of classified information, some wondered if he had documents not just to Mar-a-Lago but also to his residence and golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Now, according to The Atlantic, there could possibly be more charges.
According to the Justice Department and a taped recording of the former president, Trump took classified records from Mar-a-Lago to Bedminster, where he showed off the contents of such records to others. The indictment alleges that Trump showed a map to a political ally and also showed a writer and a publisher a secret military plan to attack Iran.
These two episodes were arguably the most egregious allegations of criminal wrongdoing mentioned in the indictment; they allege not just the improper retention of our nation’s most highly classified information, but the intentional communication of such information.
But these two allegations raise a question: Why did Special Counsel Jack Smith charge Trump with illegal retention of classified documents but not with dissemination of such materials? And is that decision final, or could dissemination charges still be in the works?
Read the full report over at The Atlantic.
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