Post-presidency, can Trump be trusted with America’s nat’l security secrets?

Post-presidency, can Trump be trusted with America’s nat’l security secrets?
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[Ed. – Yeesh, will it never end? After Barack Obama countenanced spying on the Trump campaign to support the myth that Trump stole the 2016 election, NBC News now tries to build the argument that Trump will sell state secrets to enemy nations.]

When David Priess was a CIA officer, he traveled to Houston, he recalls, to brief former President George H.W. Bush on classified developments in the Middle East.

It was part of a long tradition of former presidents being consulted about, and granted access to, some of the nation’s secrets.

Priess and other former intelligence officials say Joe Biden would be wise not to let that tradition continue in the case of Donald Trump.

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They argue soon-to-be-former President Trump already poses a danger because of the secrets he currently possesses, and they say it would be foolish to trust him with more sensitive information. With Trump’s real estate empire under financial pressure and his brand suffering, they worry he will see American secrets as a profit center.

“This is not something that one could have ever imagined with other presidents, but it’s easy to imagine with this one.”…

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