So they weren’t planted by the FBI?
AUSAs watching Truth Social feed right now pic.twitter.com/HNxwyn7NlI— WhyIsHatSoMean? (@Popehat) August 31, 2022
They took out the documents that our lawyers said we didn't have and took pictures of them. https://t.co/C3jk5EGeSl— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 31, 2022
I love that trump’s out there critiquing the FBI’s photography choices like “THAT’S NOT HOW I STORE MY STOLEN GOODS”— Jeff Mac (@JeffMacIsHere) August 31, 2022
And what if Stanley Kubrick really did fake the moon landing? 🌝
Dude. https://t.co/sQCT5XSXxr— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) August 31, 2022
At this point I wonder why even the most clueless lawyer doesn’t drop Trump as a client. Then I consider their work product.
Hey, @popehat, do you suppose the DOJ's budget includes $1.6 million they could use to pay the past due fees Truth Social owes RightForge for their hosting services?— Denys Beecher (@BeecherDenys) August 31, 2022
Seems like it would be a shame to let this goldmine of evidence dry up. pic.twitter.com/EQwbalLnBl
You’ll have to take my word for it, but that reads like the author got her/his law license by sending in bubblegum wrappers.
nation's criminal procedure professors reach for a drink pic.twitter.com/vvi0g2F9Rm— Elizabeth Joh (@elizabeth_joh) September 1, 2022
It still feels like Trump has a lot of input on these things. If I ever had a client insist on that, I’d tell them to get a new lawyer. My name goes in those pleadings, not the client’s.
/2 Predictably the Trump reply leans further into suggesting that the judge or Special Master should have some role in evaluating his very silly Presidential Records Act argument, which has nothing to do with the purpose of a special master.— WhyIsHatSoMean? (@Popehat) September 1, 2022
"Everybody does it, Your Honor! Why you pickin’ on me? Obama, Obama, Obama! It’s not fair!!!!!”
“the standard give-and-take between former Presidents and NARA regarding Presidential library contents” is certainly one way of describing hoarding hundreds of classified documents. https://t.co/roMrOkDxu3 pic.twitter.com/jSsoKHL0hW— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) September 1, 2022
I just don’t think this ends well.
JUST IN: Trump’s lawyers have responded to the DOJ and it’s unclear whether they understand that acknowledging their client’s “possession of … Presidential records” is admitting that he did crimes pic.twitter.com/gE0b9sojCg— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) September 1, 2022
Translation: this is just a “Hail Mary” until they can get far enough along to figure out a 4th Amendment claim.
Trump new legal filing intimates that a Fourth Amendment challenge to the search warrant, which Jim Trusty said many days ago was "hours" away, could be an eventual step after a special master, but still makes no such challenge.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) September 1, 2022
I can’t believe ANTIFA did this to him. pic.twitter.com/h0Lk4Zysiu— Jason Selvig (@jasonselvig) August 31, 2022
Honestly, 5-year olds could do better than this.
So we’re just going to beg for an indictment basically https://t.co/NKBJQJbrer— WhyIsHatSoMean? (@Popehat) September 1, 2022
And they think this is a defense:
Trump says he has standing b/c "it is the reasonable expectation of privacy in one’s home that triggers the obvious standing of the homeowner to contest a search on those premises." Wrong. that's for the search if he's charged. can't do it in advance.— Harry Litman (@harrylitman) September 1, 2022
Our full story on Trump's filing tonight: Trump tells court that classified material should have been expected in presidential records found at Mar-a-Lago https://t.co/yLpyG35JKt— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) September 1, 2022