Friday, September 2, 2022

UPDATE: Former Trump AG Wm. Barr "Dismisses" Request for Special Master

 

UPDATE: The Daily Beast has confirmed what many thought about the Donald Trump special master appointment: "Trump Went Judge Shopping and It Paid Off in Mar-a-Lago Case." READ MORE...

Judge Aileen M. Cannon was appointed to the bench just two years ago by Donald Trump and, coincidentally, she is able to call for a "special master" to review Mar-a-Lago classified documents to determine potential attorney-client privilege and possible executive privilege. Once again another T-rump strategy, if you can't beat 'em, delay the whole thing. The Justice Dept. responded...
"a special master is unnecessary, and the unprecedented FBI search of a former president’s home was justified. The filing alleged that Trump and his advisers repeatedly failed to turn over highly classified government documents even after receiving a subpoena and pledging that a “diligent search” had been conducted, leading to the Aug. 8 raid that found more than 100 additional classified items."

Apparently " Judge Cannon signaled her “preliminary intent” to appoint a special master before she had solicited opinions from the government. And in an MSNBC opinion the point was made...

"U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, who was appointed by Donald Trump only two years ago, should recuse herself and not rule on Trump’s request for a special master to review the documents the FBI seized during its Aug. 8 search of Mar a-Lago."

Familiar Trump Stall Strategy Plays Out In 'Special Master' Gambit...


Alan Feuer of the New York Times doesn't think all this furor will delay the DOJ and MSNBC reports...

"Not only is the Department of Justice investigating a former president and the acknowledged leader of the Republican Party, but it is also investigating a possible future presidential candidate. Thus, it’s vitally important that the public have no suspicion that those refereeing the case between Trump and the DOJ are being persuaded by their politics or personal ambitions."

Both sides are appealing to Judge Canon on Thursday afternoon with the government describing the case on NBC in "grave terms" with this retort from the opposition...

Trump lawyer Jim Trusty compared it to something more mundane. “We’ve characterized it at times as an overdue-library-book scenario where there’s a dispute — not even a dispute — but ongoing negotiations with [the National Archives] that has suddenly been transformed into a criminal investigation,” he said, sidestepping that the Justice Department had issued a subpoena for the documents earlier this year.


 With this kind of argument, Donald Trump might want to make arrangements at home to spend this Christmas in prison...hopefully!









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