Trump’s Legal Team Makes BIG Prediction – Listen Carefully!
(TheRedWire.com) – Attorney General Merrick Garland authorized the FBI to apply for a search warrant to comb through former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in early August. The Department of Justice (DOJ) said the raid resulted in the agency acquiring classified documents that did not belong to Trump. Not everyone agreed with the government’s assessment; among them were Trump attorneys who argued the DOJ exaggerated their claims and placed the ex-president in a position of irreparable harm. Other experts said the DOJ’s move would backfire on them.
The former president’s attorneys told a federal court the Justice Department misinterpreted the Presidential Records Act. According to them, he had a right to hold the documents in his possession and suggested federal authorities overplayed their hand.
The Federalist’s senior legal correspondent, Margot Cleveland, agreed. She tweeted in a lengthy posting that the former president did not commit a crime and suggested to defend themselves, the government created one.
9/9 there was no crime, so they had to create one. (And this discussion assumes some were still classified).
— Margot Cleveland (@ProfMJCleveland) September 12, 2022
Mike Davis was the former Chief Counsel for Nominations to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley. He posted a tweet supporting Cleveland’s assertion.
The Presidential Records Act is very clear, as Trump's legal team points out:
"[T]he Presidential records of a former President shall be available to such former President or the former President's designated representative."
44 U.S.C. § 2205(3).
Including classified records. pic.twitter.com/6y0333jmsi
— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) September 12, 2022
Both experts suggested the attorney general, prosecutors, and FBI’s actions backfired. Still, the courts will decide much on the matter. For example, did Trump break the Presidential Records Act? If not, how could he have committed a crime? Did the former president declassify any of the documents in his possession?
Still, the bigger question may feel familiar… is this another claim by Trump detractors similar to the Russian collusion story?
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