Until enough time has passed that the data can be declassified, we may not know the full extent of the damage that Trump did during his time in office through revelation of classified information and sabotage of the intelligence apparatus of the U.S. government. Everything about our intelligence operations is, for good reason, classified. My work in Vietnam was not completely declassified until 2016, over forty years after the end of the Vietnam war. So the details of Trump’s malfeasance may not be made public during our lifetimes.
I am most concerned right now about what Trump may do now that he is out of office. His fondness for Vladimir Putin and the Russians is well known. His desire for revenge against those who failed to reelect him is well documented. He is deeply in debt and owes large sums to foreign interests. Might he bargain with foreign governments offering information in return for favors? Would we even know that he had done so?
It seems intrinsically obvious to me that the less classified information Trump has, the better. Someday Americans will learn the full scope of damage Trump inflicted on our country. My children and my children’s children will likely know the whole truth.
Meanwhile, let’s not give any more precious secrets to Donald Trump.