When a government document mysteriously appeared this week in one of the most prominent federal court cases, it bore the hallmarks of another explosive storyline in the Biden administration’s investigation of former President Donald Trump in the wake of the FBI raid on his Florida estate and seizure of what the Department of Justice described as classified records.
The memo appeared to be from the U.S. Treasury Department, claimed the agency had taken sensitive information relating to last month’s FBI search at Mar-a-Lago, and included an order for CNN to safeguard “leaked tax records.”
The paper stayed on the court docket until late Thursday, but there is a problem: it is a blatant forgery.
The paper may have come from a serial forger incarcerated in a federal prison complex in North Carolina, according to an Associated Press review of hundreds of court records and interviews.
The event also implies that the court clerk was easily duped into believing that the paper was authentic, resulting in the document being placed on the public docket for the Mar-a-Lago search warrant case.
It also illustrates the fragility of the U.S. judicial system and raises doubts regarding the court’s review of purportedly official papers.
The document originally surfaced on the court’s docket late on Monday afternoon, labeled “MOTION to Intervene by U.S. Department of the Treasury.”
The document, sprinkled with spelling and syntax errors, read, “The U.S. Department of Treasury through the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Marshals Service have arrested Seized Federal Securities containing sensitive documents which are subject to the Defendant Sealed Search Warrant by the F.B.I. arrest.”
It referenced a federal legislation regarding the collection of financial information during federal investigations. The document also contained two purported warrants, one delivered to CNN in Atlanta and the other to a towing firm in Michigan.
These purported warrants, however, are similar to documents filed in another lawsuit brought by a prisoner at the North Carolina prison medical facility in Butner in federal court in Georgia. The complaint was dismissed, as were the man’s numerous previous bogus claims filed from his jail cell.
Since he was deemed unable to stand trial after being arrested for placing a false explosion outside the Guardian Building, a Detroit skyscraper, he has been detained for several years.
A study of court documents reveals that he has filed many lawsuits and impersonated the Treasury Department, a federal trustee, and a Justice Department attorney during his detention.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
In the Georgia case, the man alleged that Trump and others had “acquired ‘millions of unredacted classified tax returns and other sensitive financial data, bank records and accounts of banking and tax transactions of several million’ Americans and federal government agencies,” court documents say.
The judge in that case called his lawsuit “fanatic” and “delusional,” saying there was no way to “discern any cognizable claim” from the incoherent filings. CONTINUE READING…