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Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper attends a forum on May 29, 2023 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Donald TrumpThe one-time defense secretary said Sunday that the former president should never again be trusted with the nation’s secrets if indicted. A federal indictment related to his handling of classified documents Prove to be true.
“Based on his actions — again, if proven true — under the special counsel’s indictment, no,” Mark Esper told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
“Putting our service members at risk and endangering the security of our nation is irresponsible. You cannot carry these documents around. They should be protected,” he said.
Esper’s critical comments about the one-time boss follow the vile language of another top Trump administration official — former Attorney General Bill Barr. Trump said last week that he was “toast.” If half the details of his charge sheet are true.
“The revelations are very troubling, disturbing,” Esper said Sunday when asked if Trump’s actions put America’s national security at risk. “Yes, I do. If the allegations that it contains information about our nation’s security, our vulnerabilities and other materials are true, it will be very harmful to the country. And, look, no one is above the law. So, I think the process should work, and the people will be held to account, the president held to account.
Trump Esper was removed from his post as Secretary of Defense In November 2020, a little later Joe Biden was Proposed winner Presidential election.