The FBI obtained a federal warrant to search for the documents, got a judge to agree that criminality was likely afoot, then showed it to Secret Service agents guarding Trump’s home, allowing them to enter. , and then took away the documents for which they had come. Oh, they apparently “cracked” a “hotel”-style safe, which was “opened with a credit card” – of course Trump would trust a “hotel”-style safe. of Course he will
But there is nothing about the research that seems unusual except that it was the first time in history directed at a former US president. which is Unusual, to be sure, but we’ve never had a previous situation in which federal officials saw with their own eyes, that a former president took classified documents to his lucrative golf club, and the efforts of multiple government agencies to Bring back never been reprimanded by a rich man with lots of money for lawyers but half the common sense God gave to a Florida mosquito. “Extraordinary” doesn’t begin to cover it that.
FBI has a long history of not commenting on ongoing criminal investigations—unless they involve Hillary Clinton and it’s almost Election Day—so we’re unlikely to get an explanation that agent Gov. What were you looking for from someone? Even the Republicans are getting mad at it, and they Fulfilled demands quickly That the FBI breaks that secrecy and reveals which of Donald Trump’s many, many, many suspected crimes the search warrant was targeting. They want to see justification for the warrant, and they want it now.
With Donald Trump trying to be assassinated by an angry mob, with the raw bread that investigating the criminality of his coup-orchestrated former boss “humbles” faith in government, well…surely. in character.
Pence and other Republicans are unlikely to get their wish. We all know how this game is played, and if a spokesperson for the Department of Justice turns around and says, “And here are the specific crimes that we believe Donald Trump has committed and we have evidence for them,” then Mike Pence and Sen. Lindsey Graham and A. Other top-level Trump scumbags will be howling with rage at the wrongly announced investigation into a government agency.
But there’s one person who can clear it up in about ten minutes, and that person is Donald Trump. The FBI would not release information about what they were looking for, but the warrant issued to Donald Trump contained, on it, a list of specific federal laws that a judge agreed may have been broken. Investigators had to convince the judge that evidence of a specific crime would almost certainly be found in Donald Trump’s home, and if Donald Trump wanted to tell us what those specific crimes were, he could do so now.
well we are waiting
The strange thing is that Donald Trump has a very much Big mouth, as we all well know, and never shut up about government investigations into his various suspected crimes. His (so far) silence here is deafening. He doesn’t want to tell a federal judge what laws the FBI broke.
You’d think Mike Pence, of all people, would respect that — but no. Republicans are pretty sure they want to know!
Fortunately for the rest of us, there have been enough leaks to various news outlets that it now seems plausible to say that these are about classified “national security” documents that Donald Trump took from the White House at the end of his term. And so, for shocking reasons only Donald Trump knows, refused to give back.
Here’s where things get really weird: Somewhere around the first week of June, Justice Department investigators showed up at Mar-a-Lago to talk to Trump’s lawyers about several boxes of White House documents taken from the White House. That federal law requires the National Archives take over. During those conversations, investigators allegedly saw for themselves documents marked “Top Secret.” This resulted in some conversation that later ended with the room being “padlocked” for security reasons, and then?
Well, we don’t know. However, it is now August, and we can reasonably infer that either Trump refused to turn over classified documents seen by investigators. or Federal agents had conclusive evidence that other classified documents were still on Donald Trump’s property as of yesterday morning.
It seems almost certain that this is about the fate of those classified national security documents, as it seems unlikely that an ultra-cautious federal government is still giving some indication that it will charge Donald Trump with crimes for a coup attempt. Also considering, the dead would have sought a federal warrant to target Trump for working with a “love letter” from North Korea or other White House errata. A nationwide political meltdown was assured as a result, and it also seems possible that it could be the result of a domestic panic. Simply confiscating the rakhis hardly seems worth the risk.
However, we need not speculate. If Donald Trump chooses to publicly release the warrant documents presented at Mar-a-Lago, it should provide enough information to determine whether federal agents are looking for the stolen White House spoons. were doing or for classified national security documents that Donald Trump or other family members withheld. Let’s go—for reasons unknown. So he can really go ahead and do us all a favor here, if he feels like it!
Again: A search warrant being served on the former president’s combination luxury resort and home may be unprecedented in modern American history, but it must have been preceded by a whole series of events involving a cowardly act of justice. The department bent over backwards to avoid this. . If it’s about classified national security documents, Donald Trump could have turned the whole situation around in June by telling his lawyers to release anything with classified markings. Or, if the information was so sensitive that his lawyers shouldn’t keep track of it himself, arrange for the documents to be handed over later.
For some reason, nothing happened, and federal investigators still had ironclad evidence that Donald Trump still had classified national intelligence documents at his damn Florida golf resort two full months after investigators personally saw them there. . Probably being preserved. Probably not being stored.
It’s entirely possible that Trump, a deadly narcissist whose ego is uncontrollable, sincerely believed he could bluff or ignore his way through a federal investigation into stolen classified documents being delivered to his home and wedding-hosting venue. can It is very possible that Trump told his lawyers that he was going to keep those documents, for future undisclosed use, and directed them to Stones’ examiners. It is enough He probably never believed the entire federal government, many parts of which were still controlled by his own appointees, would dare to lift a finger to legislate against his will. to him.
And it’s possible that he’s betting wrong, and that no matter how careful federal and state investigators are at this point in his investigation of countless other crimes, the government believes he had something in his possession that was worth it. His house needed to be raided. let go It should absolutely not be used as a placemat for bragging rights during a grand dinner with international guests.
If Donald Trump wanted to show us a warrant, that alone would probably provide enough evidence to clear some of this up. If he wants
The raw breadstick has a point here, after all. The American people certainly have an interest in knowing what specific crime Donald Trump is suspected of, so important that even this Justice Department felt they needed to act.
We are all very curious to know.
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