There are those of us around of an age enough, to more than remember when the Clinton’s set up their bribe mill called the Clinton Global Initiative, where Hillary had her server set up in her private residence. She couldn’t after all (daren’t have!) put it online where it’d be exposed to internal review; but being as it was, unsecured & exposed to foreign enemies, her upstairs bedroom or basement became the ultimate hiding place – with her not caring after all, as long as she got hers!
Having been clearly criminal in her negligence, immunity was granted to those involved to testify, including the “techie” who set up her server. Problem is they were granted unconditional immunity before they testified, so they didn’t testify and didn’t cooperate. That was done intentionally by her protectors in the FBI, the very same way Comey intentionally removed the legally-ramifying term “criminally negligent”.
The only justice she finally got was that after she lost in 2016, our foreign and domestic enemies no longer felt any need to pour “pay-for-play” bribes into the Clinton Holyland Foundation, rendering it on life-support while requiring her to dismiss most of her 450 loyalist lackeys.
But I digress. So “Home of the Brave” still has some meaning! In this period of rampant corruption, lawlessness and non-accountability of the tyrannical and traitorous leftist elite – for example, as seen by their assault on (collectively) all of our personal freedoms via the illegal Trump Raid (aka Coup attempt #4) – this is indeed refreshing news. Before the start of America’s demise (before OBO#44), it was taken for granted that the judiciary would apply the law equally and justly for all.
Now these rare instances have become viewed as heroic acts of bravery, with the RPP (Remaining Principled Public) wondering whether these individuals need perhaps something like federal protection from the many bad guys out there, and wonder what form of “federal protection” even remains, given that very same FBI institution that used to provide it has itself been tainted beyond repair with subversive and traitorous deeds of its leadership – especially Hillary-wise!
There’s typically a compromise with deep state (no one wants to die, after all) so yours truly is only cautiously optimistic.
If the raid was political and thus unwarranted (were Obama/Clinton/Bush so raided?) nit-picking which documents can be unfairly used against President Trump is just another long drawn-out coup against him. The focus is now on selecting documents not on the 4th amendment violation or on the outrageous mess of declaring a prior president from the opposition party to have no privilege and to be raided. Should President Trump have declared no privilege about all of OBO #44’s records?
Joseph Klein, FrontPageMag: ‘Judge Orders Special Master Review of Materials Seized from Mar-a-Lago’ …
A useful check on government law enforcement overreach by U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon granted former President Donald Trump’s request for a special master to be appointed to review materials that the FBI seized during its raid of Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence several weeks ago. The special master would not be affiliated with the government and thus would presumably provide an objective third-party assessment of potential attorney-client and executive privilege claims by the former president. The Department of Justice was directed to halt any further use of the materials seized from Mar-a-Lago for investigative purposes “pending completion of the special master’s review or further Court order.” However, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence could continue conducting its own separate classification review and intelligence assessments.
In issuing this order, Judge Cannon upheld the fundamental constitutional principle of due process while balancing national security concerns. While recognizing that “restraints on criminal prosecutions are disfavored,” she concluded nevertheless “that these unprecedented circumstances call for a brief pause to allow for neutral, third-party review to ensure a just process with adequate safeguards.”
Judge Cannon added: “To appoint a special master to make privilege determinations while simultaneously allowing the Government, in the interim, to continue using potentially privileged material for investigative purposes would be to ignore the pressing concerns and hope for the best.” [-]
[+] … Judge Cannon quoted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who had stated in connection with the Supreme Court’s order earlier this year allowing the release of certain Trump White House documents to the House committee investigating the January 6th Capitol breach: “A former President must be able to successfully invoke the Presidential communications privilege for communications that occurred during his Presidency, even if the current President does not support the privilege claim. Concluding otherwise would eviscerate the executive privilege for Presidential communications.”
In its search-and-grab raid at Mar-a-Lago, the FBI used a heavy-handed sledgehammer approach in conducting its operation. Mr. Trump has a good constitutional argument that the warrant authorizing the search failed to meet the Fourth Amendment’s requirement that warrants only be issued that “particularly” describe “the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” [Emphasis added] The Mar-a-Lago warrant allowed the FBI to go on a fishing expedition that swept up in its wide net personal effects and materials, along with many privileged documents. The special master’s review ordered by Judge Cannon will pause the Department of Justice’s use of the seized materials in its investigation until the true extent of the government’s overreach can be objectively assessed. [end]
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Now that the attack has morphed onto MAGAs, does that then mean “No one is above the law”, and that when, not if, fearless president Trump is arrested, there will be protests? Mmmm? ANTIFA dressed in their Red, White, and Blue outfits(?) won’t trash cities, and then the same people who gave stand down orders to the police and the National Guard, will then order them to “shoot to kill” to save our democracy – outrage!
While looking through those microscopic cells, out of 87 billion, they’re bound to find one bad one so they can blow it out of proportion which they will use to make an arrest. Why not? The FBI, DOJ, and MSM look at Trump under an electron microscope, while the Biden’s, Clinton’s, themselves, and DemoMarxocrats, get off with a backwards Hubble telescope! Denizens!
And on that short, sharp note, time for today’s MAGA Pill – Warrior-president Donald John Trump doing his darnedest to MAGA! KAG!
- Joseph Klein, FrontPageMag: Judge Orders Special Master Review of Materials Seized from Mar-a-Lago