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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Aug-13

The Secrets of Mar-a-Lago

Prosecution under the Espionage Act would be a prosecutorial reach.

Well, that didn’t settle anything. We’re referring to Friday’s release of the warrant and property list that caused Attorney General Merrick Garland to send FBI agents to search Donald Trump’s Florida home. This seems to have been a dispute over classified documents after all, but did that really require an unprecedented and politically polarizing search of a former President’s residence?

The documents show that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents carried away 20 boxes of items and memorabilia. They included 11 sets of classified documents, some of which were marked top secret or higher in classification and required special storage and the highest security clearances.

The list of seized documents included no details. But someone leaked to the Washington Post that among the seized items were “classified documents relating to nuclear weapons.” That sounds ominous, which may have been the point of the leak, and it fed the revival of perfervid media speculation that Mr. Trump is a foreign agent looking to sell the secrets.

Let’s stipulate that mishandling classified documents is bad practice and can be criminal. The FBI had cause to be concerned if it had reason to believe that secrets were improperly taken away or stored in Mar-a-Lago. It wouldn’t be the first time Mr. Trump was ill-disciplined about secrets.

But it has been 18 months since Mr. Trump left the White House, so why the sudden urgency that required Monday’s full-scale search? If the documents were serious nuclear secrets, you’d think the Justice Department would have demanded their return as soon as that was known. And if such documents are floating around Mar-a-Lago, why tell the world via a leak in the Washington Post?

Mr. Trump claims to have nothing to hide and said “it was all declassified.” After Mr. Garland requested on Thursday that the federal judge who signed off on the warrant publicly release it, Mr. Trump didn’t ob
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MEDDLY

From: MEDDLY

Aug-13

Someone needs to go to his local VA and tell his physician to change his prescription. Seems like the current prescription is turning him into a Ruskie-luver Traitor!!!

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Aug-13

MEDDLY said...

 

Someone needs to go to his local VA and tell his physician to change his prescription. Seems like the current prescription is turning him into a Ruskie-luver Traitor!!!

  • Edited August 13, 2022 4:15 pm  by  ElDotardo
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