Ex-official who investigated Hillary Clinton’s emails said there would be evidence if Trump declassified documents: ‘It can’t just be an idea in his head’

President Donald Trump signs a bipartisan bill to stop the flow of opioids into the United States in the Oval Office of the White House on January 10, 2018 in Washington, DC.
David Laufman said there would be evidence if Trump declassified the Mar-a-Lago documents.
Laufman, a former DOJ official, investigated Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified records.
Trump said he had a “standing order” to declassify, but ex-officials have pushed back on the claim.

A former Department of Justice official has pushed back on Trump’s claim that he had broadly declassified all the documents held at Mar-a-Lago, saying if that were the case there would be evidence to back it up.

Trump made the claim after the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida last week. The search was part of a Justice Department investigation into potential violations of three laws related to the handling of government records. Court documents showed 11 sets of classified materials were seized during the…

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