A routine case except for it involving a ex-President that doesn’t believe in following the law….
The Feds ask for government files they KNOW is a guys house…
Bull Shit stalling…
The Feds go and GET the stuff back….
The guy admits it was there….
They go to court ….
The judge WAS hired by the guy, says …
I don’t believe the Feds?
I’m gonna ask another lawyer to decide if the Feds have what they have already vouchered….
While this is going on?
I’m gonna stall the case until my guy declares he’s running for President again so he can use that against the Feds?
The newest Bull Shit?
The boxes ONLY contained news paper clippings?
Ya can’t make this shit up!
The Justice Dept. is appealing this judges’ call, which has been universally criticised as making it up along the way…
(The Feds don’t even want to embarrass the judge…They appeal only part of the judges ruling).
The Circuit Appeals Court is packed with Trump appointee’s….
The Justice Department on Friday asked an appeals court to block part of a federal judge’s decision to appoint an outside arbiter to review sensitive documents seized last month from former President Donald J. Trump’s residence in Florida, a ruling that has frozen the government’s access to the material.
In a 29-page filing, lawyers with the department did not ask the appeals court to stop the installation of the arbiter, called a special master, even though they called the lower court’s decision “unprecedented” and misguided. Instead, they asked the appeals court to let the F.B.I. immediately regain unfettered access to about 100 classified documents and not to submit those through the independent arbiter’s vetting process.
“Although the government believes the district court fundamentally erred in appointing a special master and granting injunctive relief, the government seeks to stay only the portions of the order causing the most serious and immediate harm to the government and the public,” wrote lawyers with the department’s national security division, describing their request as narrowly tailored….
The reason some Trump lawyers are probably gonna get indicted for obstruction justice….
During a September 2021 phone call with top Archives lawyer Gary Stern, former deputy White House counsel Pat Philbin offered reassuring news: Philbin said he had talked to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who made the assertion about the dozen boxes of clippings, the people familiar with the call said. Trump’s team was aware of no other materials, Philbin said, relaying information he said he got from Meadows.
The characterization made in the call vastly misrepresented the scale and variety of documents, including classified records, eventually recovered by the Archives or the FBI.
Philbin said that Meadows also told him no documents had been destroyed, according to two people with knowledge of the call and a third person with knowledge of Stern’s contemporaneous account of the call. These and other people spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose internal details.
Stern had sought the call because he believed there were still more than two dozen boxes of materials that Trump had, and he also had concerns about whether digital records had been properly retained, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Top Archives officials continued to believe there was more material than they were being told about, according to people familiar with their thinking….
In the year since the call, Archives and Justice Department officials have recovered 42 boxes of records from Trump’s Palm Beach, Fla., property, including 15 boxes handed over by Trump’s representatives to the Archives last January and an additional 27 boxes retrieved by the FBI during a court-authorized search of Mar-a-Lago last month.
The records recovered by the FBI included documents that detailed top-secret U.S. operations and information about a foreign government’s nuclear-defense readiness, The Washington Post has reported. Some of the documents retrieved by the Archives had also been torn up, which Trump had a habit of doing….