Whoopi said on The View that Vice Presidents can declassify documents since Obama signed an Executive Order saying so. The right-wing media got hold of the clip, and in their OWN THE LIBS campaign, added text saying that was not true. But it was true. Obama actually did sign an EO that did that. So instead of owning the libs, the right-wing media owned themselves. And Bosco proved that he has to follow his dark overlords to know what to post.
First of all...
The Espionage Act does not care if documents are classified or declassified. The classification makes NO difference if the documents contain information relating to National Security. It is 100% irrelevant.
The entire "President can do anything he wants and declassify documents by just thinking about them" was an attempt by Trump sycophants to provide him with an excuse for his childish behavior.
It is equally irrelevant if a Vice President can or cannot do this, or whether it actually happened or not. (And I sure as hell do not give a shit what Whoopi said on The View.)
Secondly, this whole "he declassified the documents" argument, makes the behavior FAR worse. (not better!)
If anyone declassified sensitive documents, not only would he/she have mishandled them, he/she would basically be enabling anyone else to mishandle them as well.
Declassifying them makes it WORSE, NOT BETTER!