Fox & Friends Will Cain quotes Nixon on a president’s unlimited ability to declassify, libs pounce

“Fox & Friends” cohost Will Cain referenced Richard Nixon when asking about a president’s ability to declassify documents, the inquiry coming during a segment with Bill Bennett, who served as secretary of education under Ronald Reagan.

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The topic of discussion was the FBI’s unprecedented raid last week on the Mar-a-Lago home of former President Donald Trump and the liberal media was quick to quote Cain to associate Trump’s name with that of Nixon.

“You’ve been around, you’ve covered and been within administrations for quite some decades,” Cain said. “You know, if I listen to alternative media today, they’re saying, ‘Oh, classified documents, no one is above the law, right, the rule of law applies to everyone.’ I’m curious, when it comes to classified documents, famously, President Nixon said, if the president does it, then it is not illegal. Is that not truly the standard when it comes to classified documents? The president has the ability to, at any time, declassify anything?”

“The president does. There’s a procedure that the president must follow, but the president can declassify these documents,” Bennett said. “We cannot exaggerate the importance of this situation and the deadly seriousness of it. This is a former president of the United States, very possibly the candidate for president on the Republican side against Joe Biden or whoever it is in 2024. If you look at the various acts that are suggested being violated, one of them is the Espionage Act, accusing a former president, a future candidate for president of espionage.”

The host of “The Bill Bennett Show” podcast went on to say indications are that the raid smacks of a fishing expedition tied to January 6, 2021, by those who refuse to see Trump as legitimate.

“Everybody is talking about the affidavit, the affidavit will clarify what justified the warrant. I’m not so sure. I think it could still be very general and very vague,” Bennett said. “You know, sober authorities like Andy McCarthy have said, ‘Look, this is beginning to feel very much like a fishing expedition.’ They went down there to get whatever they could, to find out whatever they could use against President Trump, former President Trump, and Andy McCarthy believes and many people believe it’s about January 6th.”

“The larger picture, very quickly, is a crisis of legitimacy in this country. The liberals, the progressives feel that Donald Trump is not a legitimate person, not a legitimate candidate, wasn’t a legitimate president, and his followers, not much better,” he continued. “Conservatives, on the other hand, believe that by the actions of this government, it has delegitimized itself, the FBI is not what the FBI should be. Maybe we’ll get some clarification from that affidavit. I’m not so sure. Let’s wait and see.”

As might be expected, the reference to Richard Nixon had liberals frothing at the mouth… here’s a quick sampling of some of those responses from Twitter:

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