David Rothkopf/Daily Beast:
Way Too Many Government Documents Are Classified
Amid the dual controversies over Trump and Biden’s possession of classified documents—we should be addressing an even bigger problem
Amidst the drama and debate over the Trump classified documents scandal and what (thus far) appears to be the Biden classified documents non-scandal, we are failing to discuss the overarching scandal—which is the U.S. system of classifying sensitive documents itself.
Given the heat of this political moment, perhaps that is understandable. But as important as it is to get to the bottom of both classified documents cases, if we are really interested in keeping America’s secrets safe, we need to take a step back and see the bigger picture.