The system of “classifying” information as “Unclassified. Confidential, Secret and Top Secret” does not exist by law. It exists solely by presidential executive order and each succeeding president must renew the executive order with any changes that POTUS wishes to make. This includes all SCI and SAPed materials. Thus, the authority to classify information is solely that of POTUS and the authority of all those below POTUS who can do this is delegated by POTUS. POTUS’ authority over this system is unlimited. The only exception to this is a few items concerning nuclear weapons. So, if Trump did not have those excepted nuclear documents stored at Mar-A-Lago he is properly “home free.” because he was free to de-classify anything he wished to and there is no “established procedure” that binds POTUS as to how he or she does that.
All that being the case the FBI assault on Trump’s home can only be seen as a political act designed to prevent him running again for president.
In this context the expressed intention of a federal judge to appoint a “special master” to judge the nature of the materials seized is hard to understand unless Trump or his staff were idiotic enough to improperly store nuclear materials.
AND. where would this judge find a truly neutral master? pl