McMaster says he was never ‘uncomfortable’ with Trump dealing with classified information

Former national security adviser HR McMaster said on Sunday he “sees no problem” while serving in former President Trump’s administration with the way officials handled classified documents.

“There were systems in place. I don’t know what happened to those systems, but I never felt uncomfortable while I was there,” McMaster told “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan. on CBS. “While I was there, I saw no problems in handling classified information.”

McMaster, a retired US Army lieutenant general, served in the Trump administration from February 2017 to spring 2018.

The FBI searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in August and recovered boxes of documents and classified documents, including some labeled top secret.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) launched its investigation into Trump’s handling of classified documents after the National Archives recovered a separate set of documents in February.

After filing a lawsuit in a Florida district court against the DOJ, Trump won the right for a special master to sift through classified and unclassified documents to determine which documents are protected by attorney-client privilege. attorney or otherwise protected from DOJ scrutiny.

In the latest development in the ongoing legal wrangle, the National Archives said last week that some documents from Trump were still missing.

McMaster insisted on Sunday that he was unaware of any issues with the Trump administration’s handling of classified documents, but acknowledged that “it was a long time ago now.”