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Wed Oct 5, 2022, 05:58 PM

Salon: Mar-a-Lago documents inadvertently published online -- and undercut Trump's privilege claims

https://www.salon.com/2022/10/05/mar-a-lago-documents-inadvertently-published-online--and-undercut-trumps-privilege-claims/

Justice Department's detailed lists of seized materials from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence were inadvertently published online on Tuesday.

A judge ordered that the logs stay under seal, but they appeared to be inadvertently posted to the public court docket, according to Bloomberg, which first reported on the documents. The filing, which is no longer publicly visible, included a combination of government, business and personal documents. Some of these records included analysis of who should get a pardon, retainer agreements for lawyers and accountants as well as legal bills.

A "Privilege Review Team" followed specific "search procedures and filter protocols while executing the warrant" to search Mar-a-Lago and divided potentially privileged material into two categories, according to the filing. The filter team found 520 pages that needed a closer look but later determined few of those documents fell under any legal privileges.

The first set of 137 documents included government records, public documents and communications with outside parties. A 39-page document, in which a "majority of pages are titled 'The President's Calls' and include the Presidential Seal" contain handwritten names, numbers and notes that appear to be messages and notes.

The other list included documents that the team identified should be returned to Trump, including a "medical letter" from a doctor, legal complaints and information about legal fees to lawyers.

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Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2022 OP
Irish_Dem Oct 2022 #1
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2022 #2
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underpants Oct 2022 #4
onecaliberal Oct 2022 #5

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Oct 5, 2022, 06:03 PM

1. It was only a matter of time before documents became public.

Too many people involved at this point to guarantee secrecy.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 5, 2022, 06:24 PM

2. Agree. And the non-classified could be more interesting

than the classified!

Like I would love to read....

The other list included documents that the team identified should be returned to Trump, including a "medical letter" from a doctor, legal complaints and information about legal fees to lawyers.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 5, 2022, 06:36 PM

3. Yes I agree. I want the real JFK assassination files, UFO, Roswell, crop circles, etc.

All of it.

Oh yes and all the secret Trump files about his lies, secrets and cover ups.

Man, just hand me all the boxes and I am going to have a cozy evening digging in.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Oct 5, 2022, 06:44 PM

4. I guess Executive privilege is what he's going for.

This would allow Trump to pursue claims that the documents with restrictive classifications like "Top Secret" should not be reviewed by Justice Department investigators since they are subject to executive privilege. Trump has also dubiously claimed that he declassified them before leaving office.

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 5, 2022, 07:14 PM

5. Biden is the 1 and only Executive.

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