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Former national security adviser said that he "was never uncomfortable" with the way President handled classified documents when he was in office.
McMaster said there were "systems in place" to prevent issues with the handling of classified information when he worked for the Trump administration while speaking with Margaret Brennan onNews's Face the Nation on Sunday.
"There were systems in place. I don't know what happened to those systems," McMaster said. "But I was never uncomfortable with it while I was there. But you know, that was a long time ago now."
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When asked about former President Trump’s handling of classified documents his former national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, says “while I was there, I did not see any problems in handling of classified information.”— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation)
Brennan asked McMaster if the former president ever made him uncomfortable with the way he handled classified information, using the context of a situation in 2017 in which an anonymous officialthe Washington Post that Trump told Russian officials classified information, an allegation McMaster said was false at the time.
"While I was there, I did not see any problems in handling of classified information. And what you're talking about really is a session in which the president did not disclose classified information, but somebody leaked it. And then it was published in the newspaper," McMaster said.
Trump was willing to return classified material in exchange for documents of the Russia probe
As National Archives officials pushed for Trump to return the files he had taken with him to Florida, the former president floated the idea with his lawyers to cut the deal with the department.As National Archives officials pushed for Trump to return the files he had taken with him to Florida, the former president floated the idea to his lawyers that they should cut a deal with the department, the New York Times reported.
Brennan's questions for the former Trump administration official comes as Trump faces scrutiny for his handling of classified documents in the aftermath of the FBI raid on his residence in Mar-a-Lago.
Trump isthat he declassified the documents he took to his personal residence after leaving office in January 2021. The Justice Department has argued Trump held the classified documents unlawfully.
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