Some legal experts have posited that Trump may have been in violation of the Espionage Act. The law was first enacted by Congress in 1917, during World War I.Donald's in deep, deep doo-doo.
While the name of the law implies that it specifically targets spies, the statute is broader and applies to the mishandling of sensitive national security information as well. Part of it states:
"Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer - Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both."