Here's the most generous take I can come up with:

One of the myths in Republicanism is that Obama ran off to Chicago with millions upon millions of documents. And it's true, he did! He absolutely did. That probably made Trump think he could and should do the same, and that the National Archives and DOJ were just being partisan when they told him to give the documents back.

What Trump is missing, because the Republican myth ignores this, is that all of those Obama documents were cleared by the National Archive, to go to the Obama Presidential library, where they are still maintained by the National Archive. And that's standard procedure. Trump didn't get the documents cleared, and he has no Presidential library. He just grabbed a bunch of documents and took off. And he thinks that fine because he doesn't live in reality; he lives in the Republican mythology, where the tales say Democrats get away with everything, so he should feel free to be just as lawless.

A President can't actually unilaterally declassify nuclear secrets anyway. They always have to go through DoE, first.

7 thoughts on “Doc-u-drama

  1. Nooneithinkisinmytree

    Well, they are just going to wear us down and run out the civil war clock explaining obvious dumb shit to them like don’t try to stare down the business end of nail gun at close range while doing flights of Scotch.

    What are we even doing here being so patient?

    How’s the shoulder?

    1. cleek Post author

      I’m kindof enjoying watching them devolve into straight-up fascism.

      Shoulder is still frozen. PT is progressing very slowly. I’m considering doing the surgery in the winter, when I can find six weeks without needing a right arm.

  2. Nooneithinkisinmytree

    The Trump Presidential Library and Document Repository is a row of pay toilets out the back alley of the Trump Tower.

    The men’s room sign sez “Russian Agents Only”. They dress in drag to blame it on the fairy liberals as they do the pickups for Putin.

  3. wj

    As I understand it, while the President (while he is in office, not after he leaves) does have the authority to declassify documents, there is also a process and paperwork to do before the declassification takes effect. Which niggling details Trump naturally ignored.

    1. cleek Post author

      at least it doesn’t hurt. it just doesn’t move in all the ways it should.

      it’s only a problem when trying to get my wallet, which must go in my right back pocket.


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