The term “unauthorized person” means any person who, or agency which, is not authorized to receive information of the categories set forth in subsection (a) of this section, by the President, or by the head of a department or agency of the United States Government which is expressly designated by the President to engage in communication intelligence activities for the United States.
So if the president gives the information to someone they cease to be "unauthorized" under the law. Now they can't share the classified information with anyone else, but the president has full authority to give that information to whomever he sees fit. Thus my statement that it is "literally impossible" for the president to be guilty of leaking classified information.
And if his offices WERE tapped Trump has now broken federal law by revealing that his offices were tapped and we have not one but two Presidents with serious crimes marring their histories.
Incorrect. The president, as part of his official duties, can declassify information and disseminate it as he pleases. Of all the things Trump may be doing wrong, this one at least is not illegal. The president cannot be convicted of releasing classified information because he is the ultimate authority on what can be declassified.
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