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Docs are out


Republicans may now commence obfuscating, denying, false equivalence, attacking law enforcement, etc etc etc


couldn't resist....


Obama's papers were sent to Chicago because that's where his presidential library is going to be. Trump's is going to be in Florida, but he doesn't have the right to personally take papers to MAL. Since Reagan presidential papers are the property the US government and under the control of NARA.

FBI collected multiple sets of classified documents from Trump's Mar-a-Lago home

...A federal judge in Florida has unsealed the documents related to an FBI search of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home that took place earlier this week.

The documents include both the search warrant and the property receipt, which outlines what was taken by authorities. They outline that agents recovered top secret and classified documents in Monday's search.

Read the full warrant and property receipt below, or click here[1]....

1 - s3.documentcloud.org

DOJ investigates potential violation of at least 3 separate criminal statutes

...ABC News has obtained what appears to be the search warrant executed at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property.

The warrant has not yet been posted on the docket. ABC News is not yet publishing the warrant and property receipt.

The filing, which includes two attachments ("Attachment A" and "Attachment B") indicates that the Justice Department, in its search of the Mar-a-Lago estate, is investigating potential violation of at least three separate criminal statutes, including a statute under the Espionage Act.

Attachment B states that the property to be seized by agents includes "all physical documents and records constituting evidence, contraband, fruits of crime or other items illegally possessed" in violation of 18 USC 793, a statute under the Espionage Act involving the gathering, transmitting or loss of defense information; 18 USC 2071, which involves any federal government employee who, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies or destroys public records; and 18 USC 1519, obstruction of justice....

@#11 ... the SPA materials ...

SAP - Special Access Program...

Special access program

...Special access programs (SAPs) in the U.S. Federal Government are security protocols that provide highly classified information with safeguards and access restrictions that exceed those for regular (collateral) classified information.

SAPs can range from black projects to routine but especially-sensitive operations, such as COMSEC maintenance or presidential transportation support.

In addition to collateral controls, a SAP may impose more stringent investigative or adjudicative requirements, specialized nondisclosure agreements, special terminology or markings, exclusion from standard contract investigations (carve-outs), and centralized billet systems.[1]

Within the Department of Defense, SAP is better known as "SAR" by the mandatory Special Access Required (SAR) markings. ...

Acronyms 'r' Us


Trump apparently leaked the warrant to Breitbart. The DOJ had sought to redact or shield the names of agents involved. Trump took no caution. The Breitbart article has names of agents, which obviously puts a target on their back. Reprehensible. Trump needs to be stopped. Enough.

This screenshot ... is from the DOJ filing asking the Court to unseal the warrant. The footnote indicates that the DOJ had redacted or shielded the names of the agents involved. Breitbart has included names of agents in its article about the warrant and inventory.

Don Lewis

Doubling down on stochastic terrorism yet again.

@#179 ... CNWDI ...

Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information

...Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information (CNWDI, often pronounced SIN-widdy or SIN-wuh-dee) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) category of Top Secret Restricted Data or Secret Restricted Data that reveals the theory of operation or design of the components of a thermonuclear or fission bomb, warhead, demolition munition, or test device.

Specifically excluded is information concerning arming, fuzing, and firing systems; limited life components; and total contained quantities of fissionable, fusionable, and high explosive materials by type. Among these excluded items are the components that DoD personnel set, maintain, operate, test or replace. The sensitivity of DoD CNWDI is such that access is granted to the absolute minimum number of employees who require it for the accomplishment of assigned responsibilities on a classified contract.

Because of the importance of such information, special requirements have been established for its control. ...


...A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to a hospital. His condition was not immediately known. His agent, Andrew Wylie, said the writer was undergoing surgery, but he had no other details....

More from the article...

...Some are civil suits stemming from his pre-presidential business dealings. Others are defamation claims from women he allegedly assaulted. More still are criminal probes and civil actions that scrutinize his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The Chart below tracks all these cases. It will be continually updated as major legal developments occur.

These cases bear on two pressing questions. First, will Trump maintain his long streak of eluding legal liability in the face of so many lawsuits? Second, if Trump is held to account for illegal conduct, what impact will such a development have on his -- and his family's -- political and business fortunes?

Criminal charges -- one would think -- would be among the most damaging outcomes. After all, a criminal prosecution of a former president would be a singular event in American history. No former president has ever been indicted, much less convicted. Trump lost any immunity from indictment that he may have possessed as president the moment he left office on Jan. 20. To be sure, most of the criminal probes detailed below are in their infancy, so the odds of an actual conviction at this time remain improbable. Even so, the mere stigma of criminal charges against the former president could reshape the American political landscape and the historical understanding of Trump's behavior.

The civil cases could certainly do their fair share of damage as well, directly or indirectly. If Trump falters in one of his business-related suits, his companies may be subject to massive penalties, or worse. Even apart from such sanctions, his empire is reportedly struggling under looming debt obligations and reduced revenues, a slump which could worsen if his reputation continues to deteriorate.

With these legal threats bearing down on the former president from nearly every direction, this tracker collects them in one place. ...

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Fatwa! The Musical (I do not like this man!)

Great season, Salamn Rushdie is in one of the episodes talking about how women love to bang dangerous men.

@#175 ... Top Secret SCI, ...

SCI = Sensitive Compartmented Information.

Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Program

...Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) is information about certain intelligence sources and methods and can include information pertaining to sensitive collection systems, analytical processing, and targeting, or which is derived from it. Access to SCI is only granted to individuals who have a need-to-know, have been granted a Top Secret clearance by Personnel Security (PerSec), and are approved by the Department of Commerce's Intelligence Community granting agency, and only upon completion of a separate Nondisclosure Agreement, the IC Form 4414.

Information that has been determined to be SCI may only be stored and used in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF). SCIFs have specific construction requirements, and their subsequent accreditation is separate from those for Controlled Areas and is coordinated by the Department's Special Security Officer (SSO).

InfoSec Program personnel process incoming and outgoing Visit Access Requests (VAR) for individuals with SCI who will be attending meetings or other events at that level. Within the Department of Commerce's Herbert C. Hoover Building (HCHB), VARs for Secret and Top Secret requests are handled by the Security Servicing Center and outside of the building, by an operating unit's Client Security Services Division (CSSD) field office....

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