And promptly left a hole 🕳 in the ground.
Two weeks later, Trump just filed a Motion for Judicial Review. No documents yet. https://t.co/tvesRg5fas— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) August 22, 2022
I would sggest Mr. Stedman's thread for more information. No, Trump is not acting pro se. Yes, he might as well be.
Whew sure was good to get this week’s Serious Trouble with @jbarro and @sarafay recorded early. Took care of the backlog, nothing big on the horizon, I’ll just take a big sip of coffee and open Twitter to see https://t.co/amm1HGu0s8— EnoughTreesHat (@Popehat) August 22, 2022
Yeah, the problem is, Trump doesn’t have lawyers who understand what Kerr is talking about.
Trump's motion argues that the Mar-A-Lago warrant was overbroad under the 4th Amendment. Putting aside the procedural problems with raising that issue now, he's wrong on the merits, as I explained here. https://t.co/Pmgq7FzEU1— Orin Kerr (@OrinKerr) August 22, 2022
Florida prosecutor: Trump's new lawsuit is a 'delay tactic' — and bound to fail https://t.co/9A44P4Vomq— Raw Story (@RawStory) August 22, 2022
This looks like a delay tactic, especially because they specifically request a pause in the investigation in this motion," said Aronberg. "I don't think they're going to get it. This is what happens when you have trouble finding experienced criminal defense lawyers to represent you. You end up litigating your case on right-wing media instead of the courtroom while the clock runs out."Here's a briefer analysis:
Also, if I DID take two weeks to file it, with the greatest respect, it wouldn't look like this. This is just bad.— EnoughTreesHat (@Popehat) August 22, 2022
Finally, I think it's fair to say I don't have a LOT of shame, but I have enough that I wouldn't file a motion arguing that my client took an official legal position the court should have noticed on Truth Social.— EnoughTreesHat (@Popehat) August 22, 2022
I mean this is shitty on every level. It's shitty strategy, shitty lawyering, shitty writing, shitty organization. It's even shitty as propaganda. It's just incompetent.— EnoughTreesHat (@Popehat) August 22, 2022
Seriously tho if an associate drafted this motion I wouldn't fire them. That would be cruel. I would kill them and then dump their body in that service elevator lobby where we leave boxes sometimes— EnoughTreesHat (@Popehat) August 23, 2022
A few concrete examples to help us out:
I know I am kind of obsessing about this but this is my area and this is historically and flamboyantly incompetent and surreal. Like imagine you love football and it's the Super Bowl and it's kickoff and the kicker whips out a javelin and kills the mascot and yells FOOT FAULT— EnoughTreesHat (@Popehat) August 23, 2022
This sentence is a confession to a violation of the Espionage Act.— emptywheel (@emptywheel) August 22, 2022
Written by lawyers claiming to represent the former President, who they call the President. pic.twitter.com/pXTPzErmVW
More proof that this was entirely precedented. pic.twitter.com/FE26Q7tGxw— emptywheel (@emptywheel) August 22, 2022
I could really go on like this all night.
BREAKING!!!— emptywheel (@emptywheel) August 22, 2022
This is a bozo argument.
For one, Trump APPEARS to be ceding his attorney-client claim.
Instead, he's arguing Executive Privilege.
But ... know where EP docs belong? The Archives.
Another confession to a crime. pic.twitter.com/DHtwjoBMlX
“Sir, it is a perfect storage room,” the powerful agent said, with tears in his eyes https://t.co/3IpgAy20Zt— Peter Strzok (@petestrzok) August 22, 2022
Money well spent.
Trump's PAC spent $1 million in legal fees last month alone: elections documentshttps://t.co/jsUSFe5hGK— Raw Story (@RawStory) August 23, 2022
This is gonna be fun.
New Trump Florida filing opens a wide door for DOJ to walk through: AG Garland can now “speak in its filings” and address all the factual lies and misrepresentations.— Andrew Weissmann (@AWeissmann_) August 22, 2022