Despite assurances to the contrary, Merrick Garland’s DOJ is leaking faster than the Titanic after it struck the iceberg. This from Jonatham Turley on Aug. 25
The feds have maintained that absolute secrecy is essential to protect their investigation and national security while reportedly leaking some of the very information the affidavit contains. It is an all-too-familiar pattern for some of us who have litigated national-security cases against the government.
The Washington Post and The New York Times have published a series of leaks clearly designed to put Donald Trump and his team on the defense in the media, including claims that he was hiding sensitive nuclear-weapons material and details on how the search was prompted by video surveillance outside the storage room at Mar-a-Lago.
And it hasn’t stopped. Yesterday:
A slew of the documents obtained at the Aug. 8 raid on Mar-a-Lago contained top secret content that only the president, his Cabinet members and near-Cabinet-level members are authorized to have knowledge of, sources told The Washington Post. Some of the information requires special clearances where only a few dozen people are allowed to have access to the operation’s existence.
“sources told The Washington Post.”
Drip, drip, drip.
… These leaks seem to come when the Justice Department is facing opposing actions in court and sever to frame the public debate through selective releases of information.
These leaks are clearly meant to blunt the blowback the obviously compromised FBI/DOJ has encountered. This does make me question whether the DOJ really has a case against Trump.
- They wouldn’t need to try Trump so vigorously in the media if they were so sure they could try him in Court.
We’ve seen how the left has lost its mind over a judge appointing a Special Master to review the seized documents.
The left is frantically afraid of a fair and independent review.
When U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon issued an order for the appointment of a special master, she instantly became the latest jurist targeted by a furious mob of media and pundits. Rather than simply disagree with her order, these critics attacked Cannon personally and ethically, including lawyers and law professors. It is a familiar pattern but the fury shown in the last two days is chilling for our federal judges who have seen increasing attacks, including an alleged attempted assassination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Nevertheless, legal and media figures seemed to rush to outdo each other in the most extreme statements about a judge with a distinguished background.
Read the whole thing to see how crazed and warped these people are. What possible discoveries might come out of such a review that would cause the sheer vitriol directed toward the judge who issued the review ruling?
2. If Trump guilt is so clear and solid WHY are democrats are so fearful of an independent and fair review?
Could it be that they really have nothing they can use, and they need to prosecute Trump in the media?
Could it be that they know the case is weak and fraught with appeal opportunities?
Could it be that in bringing the case discovery would uncover the entire plot -not just the FBI- against Trump?
I cannot see a successful prosecution that hung on shielded evidence and witnesses. It would be a violation of the Constitution.
Arguably the worst thing for Garland would be to bring the case and lose. I could be wrong here, but I think bringing charges against Trump has a ton of downside for Garland and his corrupt DOJ. IMO that’s why the DOJ is trying the case in the media.