At least seven years ago and – at least as far as his business is concerned, Trump was able to control investigations and possible charges, first with money, then in power, as well as a brief but inexplicable period early in the Biden administration. By the time the House committee began its hearings, it came to an abrupt end. Looks like the hearings embarrassed the DOJ. Now the DOJ is changing at an incredibly fast pace, so fast that Trump’s advisers are panicking.
According to a report in The Guardianthe 11th Circuit and Judge Raymond Dearie (Special Master) rendered their decisions with near impossible speed:
Attempts by donald trump to delay the criminal investigation into his illegal withholding of government secrets was largely thwarted after the Justice Department regained access to approximately 100 documents with classified marks that the FBI seized in the resort town of Mar-a -Lago of the former American president in Florida.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit this week overturned key elements of a federal judge’s order barring the department from using the documents in its investigation, and further ruled that Trump’s lawyers had no no need to review documents due to potential privilege issues.
Yes. Judge Cannon issued an absurd decision, which only a MAGA judge with less than two years’ experience could have made, telling the parties that the DOJ could not continue its criminal investigation until a special master ruled. . Not only did the 11th Circuit dismiss this argument with contempt, but they did so in less than a week.
And then there’s Judge Dearie, who told Trump’s lawyers to shut up or shut up within a week. Dearie wants all the proof that the documents are classified. There is probably no proof.
Trump’s objective in asking for a special master was multi-pronged from the start, according to people familiar with the matter, and the main purpose – although not publicly stated – was to curb the criminal investigation, after the FBI raid Mar-a-Lago took Trump’s lawyers by surprise,” he wrote. “A second major goal, the sources said, was to use the master’s special movement as a vehicle to better understand the documents the FBI recovered from the property, as they were initially in the dark about the extent of Trump. , as well as their own potential exposure.
Ah, yes, Trump’s lawyers can’t trust Trump to remember or be open about telling them what he had. Additionally, former Trump attorney Christina Bobb said and signed a statement that all documents have been returned. Trump’s lawyers need to know that simply representing Trump puts them in danger because he has a habit of hanging people up to dry off.
Trump’s attorneys won’t know what records Trump had until potential charges are filed.
After the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago and, after a year of the National Archives begging for these documents and being told he had returned them all, the fact that Trump had documents that are not supposed to leave the halls of SCIF and only being seen by people with special access clearance makes any normal person a bit giddy as to why they had these documents. No one is in the mood to slow down this investigation. National security is at stake. The DOJ knows it, the judges know it, and even Trump’s lawyers know it now. They are panicking now.
@JasonMiciak thinks a day without learning is a day not lived. He is a political writer, columnist, author and lawyer. He is a Canadian-born dual citizen who spent his teenage and college years in the Pacific Northwest and has since lived in seven states. He is now enjoying life as a single father to a young girl, writing from the beaches of the Gulf Coast. He loves making his flowerpots, cooking, and is currently studying philosophy of science, religion, and the non-mathematical principles behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. Please feel free to contact for speaking engagements or concerns.