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Israeli intel, Iran missiles: Trump’s history of playing loose with classified info

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AFP — Court documents unsealed Friday showed that FBI agents retrieved a number of highly classified documents in a raid on former US president Donald Trump’s Florida home.

The raid was just the most recent episode in which the former American leader was accused of playing loose with and abusing classified information.

As president, Trump had the power to unilaterally declassify information. But some of his actions stunned the US intelligence community nonetheless.

On August 30, 2019 he tweeted what was believed to be a classified high-resolution image of an Iranian rocket launch site.

“The United States of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident during final launch preparations for the Safir [Space Launch Vehicle] Launch at Semnan Launch Site One in Iran,” Trump said.

On May 10, 2017 Trump met Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the White House Oval Office.

In the meeting, Trump told the two Russians about intelligence the United States had received from a Middle East ally about an Islamic State plot.

The highly classified........

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