My interview on NewsMax: “I think the public is entitled to know if there is a there, there, and if there is Trump will have to deal with it, but if there’s not, it’s gonna help him enormously, politically.”
This week expect Donald Trump to file a motion to appoint a special master to oversee the FBI/DOJ review of the dozens of boxes of documents seized during the Mar-a-Lago raid.
Trump’s lead counsel for the matter, James Trusty, told conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin on his show on Friday that the former president’s legal team will “very soon” file a motion related to the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, which protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures.
rusty said appointing a special master, which is an official selected by a judge to carry out a judicial matter on the court’s behalf, is rare in relation to search warrants being executed, but there needs to be “somebody in the middle” because the Justice Department (DOJ) should not be able to be “the guardians of what’s privileged or not.”
He said one of the benefits of appointing a special master is stopping the DOJ in inspecting the documents.
Trump hinted on his social media platform Truth Social earlier on Friday that he would take legal action against the search related to the Fourth Amendment, claiming his rights have been violated.
Trump posted on Truth Social:
A major motion pertaining to the Fourth Amendment will soon be filed concerning the illegal Break-In of my home, Mar-a-Lago, right before the ever important Mid-Term Elections. My rights, together with the rights of all Americans, have been violated at a level rarely seen before in our Country. Remember, they even spied on my campaign. The greatest Witch Hunt in USA history has been going on for six years, with no consequences to the scammers. It should not be allowed to continue!
My reaction is: What took so long? This motion to appoint a special master should have been filed almost immediately. The feds have had almost two weeks to review those boxes. The DOJ so-called “taint team” likely is only sealing off from main line prosecutors materials possibly covered by attorney-client privilege, but there are a lot of other documents the feds should not have seized under an overly broad search warrant.
The feds have until August 25 to submit their proposed redactions to the search warrant Affidavit, after the Magistrate ruled that the government had not made a showing (yet) that the entire document should be withheld.
I appeared on NewsMax this morning to talk about the secrecy and the need for release of as much information as possible.
Excerpts (transcript auto-generated, may contain transcription errors)
I think you see a typical political divide in the media. On the left or the mainstream corporate media, it’s almost celebration that they’re, they finally have Trump. Remember for so many years, we heard, the walls are closing in, they’re finally gonna get ’em. So there’s really cheerleading for the government, from the mainstream corporate media and the left wing media. Whereas the right wing media is extremely skeptical of this.
I mean, we’ve seen this movie before we saw it with Russia collusion where every day it seemed it was a new bombshell leaked to the press by the government and you give 24-48 hours and it wouldn’t pan out. So I think, you know, the media coverage reflects the politics…
…. I have no doubt the government is going to extremely heavily redacted almost in its entirety. They don’t want even a single word released. They don’t want anything to the public to know anything about it. So I think the government will submit to the magistrate in secret. We’ll never get to see what they submit. Extremely heavily redacted document. And the magistrate will then potentially hold a hearing with the government again, in secret, we’re not gonna get to watch this over it. And I have also have no doubt if the magistrate releases anything of substance, they’re gonna take it up to a court of appeals and try to get it reversed. So the government does not want anybody to know anything that led up to this, which is of course is the opposite of what we should know. We should know a lot more when a former president, almost certain candidate and likely nominee for 2024 is the subject of [such a raid] ….
[The release] may be favorable to him, it may not be favorable to him, and let the public view that. But I think as with anybody, who’s the target of the government. You want the information out there, you want to know what you’re potentially being accused of. I mean, as of this moment, he would not really know. All we have are selective leaks to the press. So we hear these fantastical claims that he had nuclear secrets. He had the names of spies, all this other stuff. And we don’t know if any of that’s actually true. All we know is that this is Russia collusion, again, leaks from the government, selective leaks from the government to favorable media outlets….
…. if you understand [the media’s] motivations, it makes sense that they would side with the government. They want Donald Trump prosecuted. They have wanted him prosecuted since the day he wrote down those that escalator at Trump Tower. The prosecutor in New York, the attorney general ran her campaign for attorney general announcing she was gonna get Trump. So they want him convicted and they want him at least charged. And if the government keeping things secret for a few more months, gets them there. They are happy to do that, even though you would think it would be the opposite of what media would want. Media always wants more information, not less information ….
Well, I think it will backfire again [if there’s nothing seriously damaging to Trump]. I mean, this is again, Russia collusion. They always think they have him. And if there’s nothing damaging there, or if it shows cooperation, Trump’s attorneys have said that they were cooperating, they were meeting, they were speaking. And this came out of nowhere.
What we all really want to see is what was the emergency? There have been leaks to the press. I think it was to the New York times or somebody else that Merrick Garland took three weeks to make the decision on this. Well, that’s inconsistent with the claims that he had such sensitive information. They couldn’t wait any longer and it had to raid Mar Lago. So I think the public is entitled to know if there is a there, there, and if there is Trump will have to deal with it, but if there’s not, it’s gonna help him enormously, politically.
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