Since January 6, 2021, the Justice Department has been investigating the hundreds of rioters who were on the ground at the Capitol.
Since the founding of the United States 246 years ago, no past president has been charged with a crime.
And during the entire inquiry, former President Donald Trump has not been charged.
Trump’s legal team slammed the DOJ in a fresh court filing on Monday, refuting federal prosecutors’ petition to halt the appointment of a special master to review Mar-a-Lago papers obtained by the FBI.
In his 21-page court reply, he referred to the probe as a “misguided storage dispute” and was evasive about whether the materials in his possession were classified.
He also defended his storage of the materials, stating they were stored in a secure location, despite the DOJ’s assertion that top-secret documents were discovered in his desk drawers.
Trump has stated publicly on multiple occasions that he personally declassified all the documents in question before leaving the Oval Office, and that not only were the documents, which were destined for his presidential museum, in a storage room, but the FBI had previously only requested an additional lock be installed on the door, approving the location.
It was announced late Sunday night that Trump was traveling to Washington wearing golf clothing instead of his regular suit, and conjecture ensued as to why.
But on Monday, after retaliating against the Department of Justice in their ongoing conflict, Trump was photographed playing golf near Washington, DC.
Evidently, he opted to conduct discussions with attorneys on the golf course.
Monday morning, after filing his latest motion criticizing the DOJ, the former president led a parade of golf carts to his Loudoun County, Virginia, estate.
Eric Trump, the youngest kid from his first marriage, was seated next to his father in the passenger seat.
Trump posted late Monday morning on his Truth Social app, ‘Working today at @TrumpWashingtonDC on the Potomac River. What an incredible place!’
The Justice Department has filed 40 subpoenas seeking information concerning the acts of former President Donald J. Trump and his associates in relation to the 2020 election and the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
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The action represents an escalation in the Jan 6 investigation coming just two months before the midterm elections, following several months of relative calm.
The New York Times reports how the Justice Department executed search warrants in order to seize electronic devices from people involved in the ‘fake electors effort’ living in swing states, including Boris Epshteyn and Mike Roman, who was a Trump campaign strategist. CONTINUE READING…