Donald Trump might finally be in real trouble, because of . . . archivists?
Green and Red shows the love to archivists and librarians!
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We had a good discussion in this episode about the way national security documents are classified, who can see them, how they’re de-classified, and Trump’s theft of vital top secret documents that prompted the FBI to search Mar-a-Largo.
With the Cold War, the government, the National Security State, created a new system of classification, official secrets and surveillance. It was done to prevent spies and foreign governments from gaining access to high-level secrets and it was always used against the Left–the Rosenbergs, Daniel Ellsberg, Julian Assange, Reality Winner, etc. It’s impossible to imagine that the Americans who created this system thought that a former U.S. president would be the target of an official investigation for taking and possibly sharing such secrets with a foreign government, but here we are.
We also discussed the way that even significant segments of the GOP and conservative media–such as Bill Barr and Fox News–have been emphasizing this story and Trump’s misdeeds.
And at the end we paid tribute to a legend of the Left, the late Barbara Ehrenreich.