MAGA Libs with Pete. https://t.co/ARVo3ExJDP— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) August 27, 2022
As almost every schoolchild knows by now, the Presidential Records Act became law in 1978, because Nixon tried to take records with him (probably, like Trump, to destroy evidence of crimes. Yeah, I went there.). That makes it 44 years old, which may be same difference to Ms. Hanna. But the worst part is, nothing in the affidavit or the search warrant mentions the PRA because, as she astutely points out, the PRA has no criminal provisions.
I’m not sure Alina Hanna knows better, but anyone who conducts a basic internet search can confirm that her claims are false. https://t.co/tG8OcayAuH— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) August 27, 2022
Mulvaney really should have quit before he got further behind. And don’t try to be clever on Twitter when you don’t know what you’re talking about.
They ready served Trump with a subpoena and he did not produce all of the classified documents.— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) August 26, 2022
Also, “urgency” is not required for a search warrant. It’s pretty common for law enforcement to take its time to investigate before obtaining one. https://t.co/wAuvG10ro8
And it turns out:
Trump did not have a security clearance as of 01/20/21 so there would be no reason for there to be an operational SCIF at MAL; the basement and other areas were not SCIFs in any case; and if they existed Trump would be barred from entering them. Next. https://t.co/DOrS3xuBln— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) August 27, 2022
Also to be noted: the judge is not commenting on enjoining the review. But maybe the FBI has to return the famous blue raincoat and the razor blades.
Everyone’s going to read into this order more than they should. But the special master is not relitigating the warrant or the search; he or she would simply be making sure that the seized materials that the government is holding on to are materials that it has a right to possess.— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) August 27, 2022
I think a lot of people are catastrophising over this issue without adequate cause but I can’t summon the energy to talk people out of it. https://t.co/06PEBLmMyi— MostlyRedactedHat (@Popehat) August 27, 2022
That’s how judges treat pro se parties: treat them as fairly as possible, then say “No.” And just having a master see if anything was Trump’s to keep, if it comes to that, is still saying “No.”
Judge Cannon is going out of her way to accommodate Trump’s legal team here, and in the end my money is still on her denying relief.— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) August 27, 2022