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Sat Sep 24, 2022, 11:13 AM

A nice summary of recent court proceedings involving DJT's Mar-a-Lago top secret docs fiasco.

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The ruling Wednesday evening by a unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to slap a partial stay on a lower courtís ruling that froze the Justice Departmentís Mar-a-Lago investigation should surprise nobody.

The decision by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon was a hot mess, as we and others detailed when she handed it down, and the grounds for an almost-inevitable appellate court intervention were obvious at the time. That said, the 29-page opinion is important in a number of respects.

For one thing, its unanimity and speed emphasize the fact that Judge Cannonís interference in the Justice Departmentís investigation was a gross impropriety, not a plausible legal position. That two of the panel members were, like Judge Cannon, appointed by President Trump further emphasizes that this is a matter of professionalism, not a matter of ideology or the sort of judicial philosophy that reasonably separates conservative from liberal jurists.

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Reply A nice summary of recent court proceedings involving DJT's Mar-a-Lago top secret docs fiasco. (Original post)
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Thu Sep 29, 2022, 02:34 PM

1. Trump is 'quiet quitting' special master case after making 'terrible blunder': legal expert

The sideling of TFG's $3 million lawyer and the failure to hire a data vendor makes sense if you understand that TFG have given up on the Special Master litigation. The 11th Circuit killed the underlying premise of that case by holding that declassification is a red herring in that TFG would never be entitled to the documents in question even if they were declassified.

TFG is not going to find any attorney who will lie for TFG and make the dumb arguments that TFG has made.


Former general counsel of the FBI Andrew Weissmann explained why he thinks Donald Trump is "quiet quitting" his special master case.
Weissmann, alongside former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman was interviewed by MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell.

Special master Raymond Dearie ordered Trump's lawyers to secure a document vendor, but in a Tuesday legal filing, the Department of Justice said none of the five major firms want to work for Trump, so the federal government guaranteed payment.

"I think there is something we can take away from what seems like a small potatoes kind of thing," Weissmann said. "I think what Donald Trump is doing is quiet quitting. He brought this case and he realized he is worse off from having brought this case."

Weissman noted reports attorney Chris Kise left only weeks after being paid $3 million.

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