DOJ Unlikely To Charge Trump For Taking Top Secret Docs

By Daren Firestone (February 18, 2022, 5:32 PM EST) -- The Espionage Act, the law used most frequently to punish mishandling of classified information, has been used to prosecute three types of offenders: leakers, who leak classified information to the media; keepers, who remove classified information to unauthorized locations, usually their homes; and spies, who pass classified information to foreign agents.

Former President Donald Trump may be a keeper.

The Washington Post reported this week that among the 15 boxes of documents he took home to Mar-a-Lago at the end of his term were a number of documents marked "top secret."[1]

Could Trump be prosecuted for mishandling confidential information? The short...

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