Did you just say that Ivanka Trump is above criticism because she is “the President, Vice President, Members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, or other constitutional officers”? As for your claim That Trump’s entire family is welcome to any state secret is indication you didn’t properly absorb the information of your citation.
Steven Aftergood directs the FAS Project on Government Secrecy. A Non Govermental agency not connected in any way to the authority of The Judicial Branch. The Project works to reduce the scope of national security secrecy and to promote public access to government information. His information.
He writes Secrecy News, which reports on new developments in secrecy policy and provides direct access to significant official records that are otherwise unavailable or hard to find.
In 1997, Mr. Aftergood was the plaintiff in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency which led to the declassification and publication of the total intelligence budget for the first time in fifty years ($26.6 billion in FY 1997). In 2006, he won a FOIA lawsuit against the National Reconnaissance Office for release of unclassified budget records.
Mr. Aftergood is an electrical engineer by training (B.Sc., UCLA, 1977). He joined the FAS staff in 1989. From 1992-1998, he served on the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board of the National Research Council.
His work on challenging government secrecy has been recognized with the Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (2010), the James Madison Award from the American Library Association (2006), the Public Access to Government Information Award from the American Association of Law Libraries (2006), and the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award from the Playboy Foundation (2004).
This is an admittedly right wing opinion that is certainly not shared by everyone- Hefner et al aside… An authority he is not- unless that is your screed too.