Top GOP senators reject Trump's declassification comments and call for proper storage of secret records

Several GOP senators raised new concerns Thursday about former President Donald Trump's handling of classified documents. Senate GOP Whip John Thune, seen here in October 2021, says there's a process for declassifying documents.

Several GOP senators raised new concerns Thursday about former President Donald Trump's handling of classified documents, rejecting his claim that he could simply declassify the secret records by "thinking about it."

In interviews with CNN, the senators broke from Trump's claim that everything was handled appropriately, diverging from many in the party who have sidestepped questions about the matter or have vigorously defended the former President.