There have been rumors about the motives behind the FBI and DOJ’s unusual raid on the former president Trump’s Florida home.
The documents that were confiscated from Mar-a-Lago include empty folders with classified markings, despite media reports to the contrary.
Additionally, they grabbed hundreds of printed news pieces, apparel, gift items, and over 1,000 unclassified documents.
Trump’s attorneys have claimed that executive privilege and attorney-client confidentiality prevent many of these records from being in the former president’s control.
Even private belongings like passports were removed.
As soon as Trump publicly demanded that the passports be returned, the administration cooperated and gave the things back to Trump.
When compared to the absence of scrutiny into other matters, like Hunter Biden’s laptop, the searching through the Trump residence—including the son’s room and the former First Lady’s closet—stands out.
According to the former president, a large portion of the items that were taken were intended for Trump’s presidential library.
The Justice Department submitted a thorough list of the papers seized in the raid last week after receiving a directive to do so from District Judge Cannon this week.
40 years’ worth of medical records and accounting data related to his taxes were among the documents that the FBI took from the former president Trump at Mar-a-Lago, according to U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon of the Southern District of Florida.
“According to the Privilege Review Team’s Report, the seized materials include medical documents, correspondence related to taxes, and accounting information,” Cannon ordered.
Business Pac Review notes:
Democrats have been after Trump’s taxes for years.
It seems that actual nuclear codes or information were less of a target of the raid than tax records.
According to a provision that allows for the production of a person’s tax returns to the congressional committee, a federal appeals court opened the door in August for the House Ways and Means Committee to get its hands on Trump’s taxes.
Trump might ask the Supreme Court for immediate involvement in order to temporarily halt the publication of those tax records to the committee.
According to a statement from Anthony Coley, a spokesman for the Justice Department, “The United States is examining the opinion and will consider appropriate next steps in the ongoing litigation.”
According to the judge, the government admitted taking possession of some items “without evidentiary value” and “upwards of 500 pages of material potentially subject to attorney-client privilege.”
Cannon was also worried about possible media leaks involving the materials.
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“In addition to being deprived of potentially significant personal documents, which alone creates a real harm, Plaintiff faces an unquantifiable potential harm by way of improper disclosure of sensitive information to the public,” Cannon said.
“As a function of Plaintiff’s former position as President of the United States, the stigma associated with the subject seizure is in a league of its own.
A future indictment, based to any degree on property that ought to be returned, would result in reputational harm of a decidedly different order of magnitude,” the accuser argued.
According to Fox News, the judge paused the FBI’s review of the more than 11,000 papers it had taken from Trump’s home.
The judge’s decision to stop the Justice Department’s “taint” or “filter” team from reviewing records that were seized is noteworthy.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
In August, responding to the questionable raid on his home, former President Trump had officially requested a special master to be appointed to objectively oversee the review of the documents alongside the FBI and DOJ.
In a win for Trump, Judge Cannon additionally stated in the order that she is appointing an independent special master be appointed to review the records for attorney-client and executive privilege. CONTINUE READING…