Did Trump’s Lawyers Just Throw a Knockout Punch Against Biden’s Team?
Are former President Donald Trump’s lawyers about to throw a knockout punch against the Biden Justice Department over classified information seized from his Mar-a-Lago home on the 8th of August?
It’s been more than a month since there has been any real movement and the critical legal issue that is at the center of this controversially seems to show that Trump was probably well within his legal rights to possess the classified information.
In the boxes of materials taken from Trump’s home that included Time magazines and empty folders, the actual classified documents that were seized were ones the president had almost absolute authority to declassify. This power has been affirmed by the Supreme Court in 1988.
After the Trump legal team filed a motion for a special master to review the documents and it was granted, Judge Aileen Cannon issued an injunction against any further analysis by the FBI.
And now the latest round seems to revolve around candidates for that position. There is a pretty big gap between who Trump’s lawyers want and those that the government deep acceptable.
The move that may include the knockout punch is the 21-page filing that torched the legal justification for the raid in the first place, along with the seizure of documents from the property.
The filing said, “Lawyers for Donald Trump asked a federal judge on Monday to deny the justice department’s request to regain access to some documents the FBI seized from the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort and restart the criminal investigation into his unauthorized retention of government documents.
The response from the Trump legal team reiterated that it wanted a so-called special master to review all of the seized materials, asking the judge to uphold her earlier order barring prosecutors from using the documents in a criminal investigation until the process was complete.
But in the 21-page filing, Trump’s lawyers interpreted the Presidential Records Act in sometimes unusual ways and accused the justice department of criminalizing what they considered a dispute between Trump and the National Archives about how documents should be handled.
In what at its core is a document storage dispute that has spiraled out of control,” the response from the Trump legal team said, “the government wrongfully seeks to criminalize the possession by the 45th president of his own presidential and personal records.”
Mike Davis, a former law clerk for Justice Neil Gorsuch, said that this filing “puts the dagger through the heart of the Biden DOJ’s bogus, political charade.”
President Trump's legal team filed an excellent legal brief, calling out the Biden Justice Department's political charade.
Team Trump is firing on all cylinders.
Trump clearly has the winning legal arguments.
This is going to backfire–badly–on Biden.https://t.co/w3rqw7JeW1
— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) September 12, 2022