Trump & Co. are doing ANYTHING they can to stall the case the Government is developing against him for illegal posseion of Government property….
He has been able get a Special Master to second guess the FBI on the files seized for the National Arcives…..
But the Director of National Intelligence is reviewing the classified and top secret files seized seperate form the other files…Those file’s CAN be used criminally AGASINST Trump & Co.
And appeal to the 11 Circuit Appeals Court has affirmed the separate reviews….
The Special Master has indicated he will hurrying in his review….
Except for Federal Judge Cannon?
Trump & Co. has NOT much luck….
When Trump first called for the appointment of a special master in late August, his lawyers argued that he has retained some executive privileges since leaving office, which the Justice Department has argued a former president can no longer assert. In Tuesday’s filing, the solicitor general noted that Trump’s lawyers have “abandoned” that argument in recent filings, suggesting that the former president’s attorneys realize he cannot invoke that privilege.
“In any event, any such invocation would necessarily yield to the government’s ‘demonstrated, specific need for evidence’ in its criminal investigation concerning the wrongful retention of those very documents and obstruction of its efforts to recover them,” the filing reads.
Elsewhere in its 32-page filing, the Justice Department traces the history of the criminal probe of the possible mishandling of government documents at Mar-a-Lago, accusing Trump’s team of likely obstruction of the investigation after a grand jury issued a subpoena in May requesting “any and all documents or writings in the custody or control of Donald J. Trump.”
“The FBI uncovered evidence that the response to the grand jury subpoena was incomplete, that additional classified documents likely remained at Mar-a-Lago, and that efforts had likely been undertaken to obstruct the investigation,” the filing says.
In response, investigators went to a judge to authorize a search warrant, which FBI agents executed at Mar-a-Lago on Aug. 8.
Trump has chosen a third of the Supreme Court’s nine justices, a body that has moved to the right on issues dear to conservatives, such as abortion, gun rights and religion. But the court has been a disappointment to the former president on issues that pertain to him personally.
The Supreme Court in July 2020 flatly rejected Trump’s bold claims of immunity from local law enforcement and congressional investigators. It turned aside multiple challenges to the 2020 election results brought by Trump and his allies. And post-presidency, the court turned down his request to keep certain White House documents from the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, with only Justice Clarence Thomas indicating he would support Trump’s plea…..