The letter sent by counsel to @RepAdamSchiff says the matter is not “urgent” based on something other than urgency; based on the conduct being @realDonaldTrump’s, and not being a matter under the DNI’s authority
A crime of espionage, like offering the names of spies, might fit
For clarity I do not think it does fit and agree w Schiff that the acting DNI has no authority here. But ODNI might have made criminal referrals.
Again, legal acts like declassification by a POTUS become illegal when done for illegal purposes. Attempted murder is always illegal
Outing the name of our asset, or any @CIA officers or assets anywhere, to Putin, outing the black list, would be illegal, no matter if the declassification process was followed. No President can deliberately use his powers to get our agents killed
If Bill Barr gave up even one name for this purpose to any person, he too can be tried for espionage and attempted murder; the illegal intent makes the otherwise legal act illegal
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