Since Donald Trump left office, new revelations on a range of topics have offered greater insight into the bumbling, traitorous fool’s thinking. This is now particularly true with Trump and U.S. intelligence. Indeed, time has proven that President Joe Biden’s unprecedented and controversial decision to cut Trump off from intelligence briefings was both correct and necessary.
Soon after Biden won the 2020 election, top intelligence experts began urging Biden to cancel Trump’s briefings. As I wrote at the time, derelict Trump showed little interest in the briefings when he was charged with protecting our nation, yet, ironically, he could become very interested in them after leaving office. Trump could try to convert the valuable information within them into cash, selling secrets to adversarial countries such as Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia while throwing America under the bus.
Fortunately, in early February 2021, Biden announced his decision to cut off the former guy from daily intelligence briefings, questioning the value of doing so given Trump’s “erratic behavior.” Now, a year and a half later, Trump is on indictment watch for espionage and other crimes after carting away boxes of highly sensitive documents as a souvenir of a failed presidency.
As Trump awaits an increasingly likely indictment, new information about Trump’s “appetite for sensitive information” paints an even more deranged picture of a man charged with being America’s Commander-in-Chief for four years. Several former officials recalled that Trump, unlike other Presidents, lacked an appreciation of the sensitivity of intelligence and “his interest in hanging onto documents sometimes created anxiety,” according to a report on Thursday from the New York Times.
Several of the officials interviewed pointed out that Trump’s insistence that he won the election created “chaos” at the end of his term, leading staff members to pack Trump’s belongings in secret. They also revealed that the control of classified information was inconsistent throughout Trump’s term and officials often failed to retrieve documents that Trump wanted to keep. Regardless of what Trump may have been planning to do with any of these documents, what we know now only confirms that Biden’s instincts and judgment back then were spot on.