A criminal probe “requested by the incumbent president.” The seizure of clothing, medical records, tax records and 500 pages of attorney-client privileged documents not covered by a warrant. The sharing of privileged documents with investigators.
More than simply appointing a special master to referee an evidence dispute, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon exposed this week a Justice Department search of former President Donald Trump’s home that was initiated by his chief Democrat rival, that was carried out so sloppily that it violated the “least intrusive” mandate in the FBI agent’s manual, and that failed to keep legally-protected materials from falling into the hands of investigators.
The problems uncovered so far placed Trump “at risk of suffering injury from the Government’s retention and potential use of privileged materials,” Cannon wrote, adding that a future indictment of the ex-president based on the Aug. 8 search of Mar-a-Lago “would result in reputational harm of a decidedly different order of magnitude.”
…But Cannon’s ruling exposed significant failures of the FBI agents at Mar-a-Lago to adhere to strict rules governing collection of evidence. For instance, more than 500 pages of documents protected by attorney-client privilege were collected, along with personal medical and tax records and even an article of clothing.
Such overcollection, Brock told the “Just the News, Not Noise” television show, is completely uncharacteristic for FBI agents who are trained to avoid such mistakes, suggesting the former president got worse treatment than a drug dealer or gang member,
“I don’t care if it was a drug trafficker, or a child exploiter, or whatever, you go into a home, you set up a system where those things that you seize are assiduously documented,” said Brock, who oversaw numerous search warrants in his three decade FBI career. “They’re given a specific tracking number, barcodes, if you will, and each piece is gone through meticulously before you leave the premises to make sure that it’s within the scope of the document.”
Do read the rest at Just The News
Wait until the video of search is released!
For over 5 years dems tried to pin some tax fraud on Donald Trump.
Even a politicized IRS couldn’t get anything on him.
So, the FBI/DOJ simply fish at Mar a Lago using a bogus search warrant and net a whole bunch of confidential, privileged tax information from Trump’s home.
Totally outside the scope by any stretch of the imagination.
And, open to interpretation, and misrepresentation by biased leakers as the weeks, months and years go by between now and any election Trump is important to.
Even if a Special Master is appointed, even if the entire search warrant is voided and all the collected goods are returned, the horse it out of the barn.
Expect fantasy laden screenplays a la Adam Schiff and others supposedly based on someone who saw these papers.
The FBI acted like the Gestapo or the East German Stasi. This action is an embarrassment to the world given that we profess to be a nation of laws.
Those laws were thrown out of a window in favor of a attempted political persecution.
Garland and Wray should both be impeached preceded or followed by Fuhrer biden.
The FBI would not have executed such a broad warrant and raid on a mafioso or drug dealer; it would be pointless. The evidence would all be thrown out of court for being improperly collected and violating the rights of a scumbag. But, that wasn’t a concern here.
The main purpose is the implied justification for the raid. The FBI didn’t need to convince a judge of probably cause, they just needed a pretense to get a Trump-hating ideologue to give them the green light. They aren’t worried about anything “holding up in court”; this is all for show and propaganda. Thus, the leaks of dubious accuracy to reliable propaganda outlets.
If any of this would actually be taken to court, it would be carefully shopped to a judge and venue that would not be too concerned and tied down by things like due process, legality, properly obtained evidence, evidence itself or the Constitution. A judge like Emmett Sullivan, who refused to end the persecution and prosecution of General Flynn after exculpatory evidence proved he never lied to the FBI and should have never been charged. We’ve clearly seen that when Democrats get the chance, they are fully capable of trampling every Constitutional protection afforded US citizens when they have the political need to destroy a strong Republican.
The whole raid should be declared Unconstitutional and thrown out its just a attempt by the Globalists UN/CFR to prevent Trump from running again in 2024
If this was carried out against anyone else but Trump, it would have been deemed unconstitutional before it even happened.
I am not so sure that the magistrate that they shopped himself is not is some unethical consequence for his action.
There are no consequences for using the legal system to attack and persecute Republicans, especially Trump.
And greg is the biggest fanboy supporting the weaponization of the justice system to victimize political opponents.
If it weren’t for constitutional law and the supremacy of our nation’s legal system, Trump would have been put up against a wall and shot for treason.
For what? What is the crime? You f**king leftists want to murder people for getting in the way of the path to totalitarian socialism, but we aren’t to that point yet. You still have to respect due process (when hand-picked leftist radical judges can be left out of the process).
For a failed coup attempt.
That’s how it works authoritarian police states–which America IS NOT, despite the right’s claims that it is.
Trump has had every conceivable advantage of due process that the law allows, and then some, every step of the way. He’s protected by an army of lawyers and scores of judges that he himself appointed, as he whines about unjust prosecution and tries to reassemble a political machine to wipe all opposition away.
Without any proof of it, yes. Like Putin does.
Thank God we’re holding animals like you at bay.
Open a history book, you f*cking jerk.
Which one? The “Russian collusion” coup attempt? The “quid pro quo” coup attempt? I don’t know if you were made aware, but those coup attempts were directed AT Trump and he played no part but that of the victim. The only coup attempts carried out were carried out by Democrats.
The FBI (yeah, the same one that raided his home under false pretenses) cleared Trump and any of his associates of any involvement or inciting of the January 6th
riot. It appears the FBI, who had dozens of assets on the ground pushing the crowd towards the Capital, doesn’t want that line of questioning to continue. As usual, you have no evidence, no facts, just your fever dreams of revenge on Trump for making the nation better and the people safer.
I am truly surprised. I didn’t think the Special Master order would be appealed.
09/08/22 – DOJ appeals decision to order special master to review evidence seized in Mar-a-Lago search and says it’s halted intelligence review
…”The injunction against using classified records in the criminal investigation could impede efforts to identify the existence of any additional classified records that are not being properly stored — which itself presents the potential for ongoing risk to national security,” the DOJ said Thursday.
The prosecutors pointed to the empty folders marked with “classified banners” that had been found at Mar-a-Lago in the search.
“The FBI would be chiefly responsible for investigating what materials may have once been stored in these folders and whether they may have been lost or compromised — steps that, again, may require the use of grand jury subpoenas, search warrants, and other criminal investigative tools and could lead to evidence that would also be highly relevant to advancing the criminal investigation,” the DOJ said.
The prosecutors described the intelligence community review that Cannon was allowing to proceed as just “one facet of the overall effort by the government to respond to and mitigate any risks to national security.” For instance, determining the “likelihood that improperly stored classified information may have been accessed by others and compromised” is a “core aspect of the FBI’s criminal investigation,” the prosecutors added.
“Departments and agencies in the IC would then consider this information to determine whether they need to treat certain sources and methods as compromised,” the prosecutors said…
They invented Russia Collusion in 2016. There’s nothing, nada…no evidence of Trump working with Russia.
Why the hell would any American regard this latest authoritarian action by a failing false-regime as legit?
They wouldn’t. They have authority to investigate Trump.
The boy who cried wolf eventually gets eaten by the wolf…
Of COURSE it is appealed. The FBI wants to leak their version of facts, not have someone not in the Democrat clique exposing the actual truth.
A Special Master would not be allowed to reveal the content of any documents. The appointment is a stalling tactic, and an attempt to prevent documents from being revealed.
Hey, why SHOULDN’T the FBI leak whatever they want? Trump says everything was magically declassified. (The FBI won’t. They don’t buy his “everything was declassified” b.s. for a moment.)
People like you have NO place in our democracy.
The ever-changing FBI story about Trump’s documents has about as much truth to it as the Steele Dossier.
Unlike the FBI leaks, the special master is not a propaganda ploy. It is there to protect the personal documents from abuse by the FBI, which, of course, has already happened.
I am not surprised you don’t see a problem with the FBI leaking lies that serve the Democrat’s political purposes. But, then again, you don’t see a problem in a one-party totalitarian police state. You believe when someone offers the taxpaying citizens what they want and what benefits them, instead of making them dependent and subservient to the State, should be “stood up against a wall and shot”.
When a leader takes the reins again, a leader that respects the Constitution and the freedoms of the citizens, and determines to eliminate the ACTUAL threat to our representative democracy, you will squeal like a frightened little girl at the measures taken but, sadly, they will all be absolutely necessary. The nation is under siege by anti-American leftists and their enablers.
9/8/2022 – Support for Impeaching President Biden Is Growing Ahead of the Midterms
Biden is hated. The most hated man to sit in the WH. Most don’t even consider him the president.
That’s because there are actual reasons and causes to impeach idiot Biden. There are numerous valid reasons and he should be impeached for each one of them. Most of his cabinet should be impeached as well.
Judge Cannons ruling does precisely that. The stalling tactic is the appeal filed by the corrupt DOJ.
In essence, the DOJ-NSD, an agency within the justice department created by Eric Holder, is claiming no one outside the DOJ-NSD should be allowed to review the documents they have defined as “national security” interests. Main Justice really, really doesn’t want anyone seeing what the DOJ-NSD are defining.
If the DOJ is forced to let an independent arbiter look at what they are doing, irreparable harm may ensue is the argument by the DOJ.
When the agency in power to seize documents, seizes documents that carry evidence of the corruption within the agency by weaponizing tactical lawfare to keep evidence of their corrupt activities from the public, this is what happens.
Our justice system was politically weaponized by Barack Obama and Eric Holder. The aftermath of their compromise has collapsed the credibility and authority of the institution; however, most people just haven’t admitted it yet.
And here is the real kicker, Special master appointments are not subject to interlocutory appeal, at least in the 11th Circuit. And when reviewed, it is only for abuse of discretion. Interlocutory appeals are disfavored. And this is a routine appointment of a discovery master, absolutely within judge’s discretion.
Trump and the Epstein Client List
Trump is a “pugilist.” He’s always looking for the next fight, and he’s always been underestimated…until he wins yet another contest he’s simply not supposed to.
greg is being paid to lie here. Trump MUST have something he can use to truly destroy these clowns.
And he will.
For an FBI and DOJ so weaponized in the service of the personal whims of idiot Biden and the DNC, one which actually raided journalists’ and personal homes in search of idiot Biden’s daughter’s lost diary (!!!), anything is possible. They have been turned into a Praetorian Guard to protect sexual deviants from exposure. How pathetic and disgraceful is that?
Maybe Trump had the diary?
Rolling Stone? PFFFT
Perhaps they said too much when they mentioned Nuclear, Barrys deal with Iran and its dirty secret details?