June 09, 2023

Documents in Trump Indictment Were Among Nation’s Most Closely Guarded

Source: Bloomberg

Journalists: Anthony Capaccio, Iain Marlow

“The pictures of classified materials strewn about insecure spaces evoke a visceral reaction for the thousands of current and former national security officials who, during their service, paid meticulous attention to proper handling of these types of documents day in and day out,” said Jacob Stokes, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and an Obama-era official.

Given that some of the documents were shared by other nations’ intelligence agencies, the disclosures in the indictment will only further exacerbate fears from US allies such as European Union members, the UK and Australia that the US can’t be trusted - particularly if Trump wins reelection as president in 2024.

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Authors

  • Jacob Stokes

    Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Jacob Stokes is a Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS, where his work focuses on U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign and military policy, East Asian ...