Human technology

Did Trump’s classified documents put officers at risk? Review to find out.

Did Trump’s classified documents put officers at risk? Review to find out.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is assessing the potential harm to people and technology resulting from the storage of hundreds of top secret documents at Donald Trump’s estate.

  • Experts say it is important to act quickly to identify whether secret sources have been compromised.
  • Because human sources are reporting foreign adversaries, experts say their lives could be in danger.
  • Experts say if the sources or technology were revealed, information about adversaries could dry up.

WASHINGTON – As US intelligence agencies assess the potential damage caused by Donald Trump storing hundreds of classified documents at Mar-a-Lagoin the balance is the threat hanging over foreign sources of information recruited sometimes over the years and at great expense.

The Mar-a-Lago documents were among the country’s best kept secrets, dealing with human sources of intelligence and information supposed to be returned to the agencies that provided it. Human sources are usually foreign nationals who face jail time and execution for spying on their own government.