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Marc Short, former top aide to Mike Pence, calls Trump’s claim that presidents can declassify documents by thinking about it “absurd”
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Marc Short, former top aide to Mike Pence, calls Trump’s claim that presidents can declassify documents by thinking about it “absurd”

Marc Short, top aide to former Vice President Mike Pence, called former President Trump's assertion that presidents can declassify documents just by thinking about it "absurd."Short made the comments in an interview with CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge, after Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity this week that presidents can declassify documents "even by thinking about it." Herridge asked Short if he shared that understanding of how declassification works. "That's absurd, obviously," Short responded. "And I think it would make it very difficult for the intelligence community to have a classification system if that was the case." Asked if he and Pence operated under that standard, Short replied, "Of course not." Fed...
Pence’s former chief of staff calls Democrats’ discussions about invoking the 25th Amendment in wake of Capitol riot a “publicity stunt”
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Pence’s former chief of staff calls Democrats’ discussions about invoking the 25th Amendment in wake of Capitol riot a “publicity stunt”

Marc Short, who was former Vice President Pence's chief of staff on Jan. 6, 2021, accompanied Pence to the Capitol — and then to a secure location as hordes of Trump supporters overran the building.During the 187 minutes of rioting, Short said he talked to only one person in the White House. "The only conversation I had was with Mark Meadows during those several hours in which we were — had been evacuated and were down in the loading dock underneath the Capitol," Short told CBS News' Catherine Herridge in an interview Friday. Short said he and Pence had a conversation in which they agreed that "it'd probably be a good idea to check in with the White House and to tell them our plans," which was to proceed with the counting of the electoral votes. ...