A CNN legal analyst last night threw cold water on all the media hype surrounding Trump having classified material at his home in Mar-a-lago.
Elie Honig said that when it comes to declassifying material as president, Trump had broad authority to declassify material and there’s nothing in the Constitution that says how he must do it.
In other words, Honig believes the Supreme Court would side with Trump if this were to be litigated.
Despite there being a process in which materials should be declassified, Honig suggests Trump doesn’t have to follow that process because the Constitution doesn’t require him to do so.
If Trump says he declassified the material, then it’s declassified and a good court should uphold his consitutional authority to do so.