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Thursday, August 11, 2022

In his first public statement since federal agents searched former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago earlier this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday said that the Justice Department had filed in court a request that the search warrant and property receipt from the search be unsealed.



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"Garland lauds DOJ employees as "dedicated, patriotic public servants"
Attorney General Merrick Garland also addressed "unfounded attacks on the Justice Department agents and prosecutors," in the wake of the search of Mar-a-Lago on Monday and an attempted breach of the FBI's field office in Cincinnati on Thursday.

"I will not stand by silently when their integrity is unfairly attacked. The men and women of the FBI and the Justice Department are dedicated, patriotic public servants. Every day, they protect the American people from violent crime, terrorism and other threats to their safety while safe guarding our civil rights. They do so at great personal sacrifice and risk to themselves. I am honored to work alongside them," Garland said.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-11 03:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Oh Trumpy is so ------.

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-08-11 05:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"That motion was lodged in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, where Mar-a-Lago is located. It was signed by Jay Bratt, chief of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section of the National Security Division of the Justice Department."


Well, well, well.... whatever could that mean?

We already know Trump's people are also Vlad enviers, supporters of his War, and that some of them provide intel to Russians. On a cash basis, of course.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-11 06:20 PM | Reply

DOJ: ok

#4 | Posted by chuffy at 2022-08-11 06:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

Garland called Trump's bluff.

#5 | Posted by cbob at 2022-08-11 06:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

T**** is going to fight unsealing the warrant, because of course he is. He's cornered.

#6 | Posted by chuffy at 2022-08-11 07:16 PM | Reply

Trump Ordered by Court to Respond in 24 Hours if he Opposes DOJ UNSEALING Warrant

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-11 07:52 PM | Reply

@# ... Counterintelligence? ...

Oh, that ain't good.


The Counterintelligence Gap: An Update (August 2020)

...More than a year ago, in the wake of the release of the Mueller report, I became concerned about an effect I dubbed the "counterintelligence gap" in the various investigations of L'Affaire Russe. The idea of a counterintelligence gap was based on the text of the Mueller report, which suggested that certain important counterintelligence questions regarding Russian interference had gone unaddressed: unaddressed by Mueller, unaddressed by the FBI and unaddressed by everyone else.

On Tuesday, House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff appeared to confirm the existence of a counterintelligence gap. The confirmation comes in a footnote to a memo he wrote narrowing the scope of the committee's subpoena to Deutsche Bank for the financial records of President Trump, his immediate family and his businesses. The footnote does not confirm my worst fears in their entirety, but it gets pretty close and bears some attention....

Not too long and worth a read, imo.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-11 08:07 PM | Reply

When the search first came to light I posted:

"Given what Trump took is not even allowed to be described, it sounds like they may be compartmentalized - which is a classification within top-secret. If not compartmentalized, then he may have even taken critical nuclear weapon design information (CNWDI). This tells me that this is not the standard classification categorization, but perhaps DOE classification. That becomes a HUGE and serious matter.

#199 | POSTED BY YAV AT 2022-08-09 12:45 PM | REPLY..."

And now the Washington Post is reporting:

"Classified documents relating to nuclear weapons were among the items FBI agents sought in a search of former president Donald Trump's Florida residence on Monday, according to people familiar with the investigation."

"If that is true, it would suggest that material residing unlawfully at Mar-a-Lago may have been classified at the highest classification level,"

#9 | Posted by YAV at 2022-08-11 08:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Vlad would have definitely given a Moscow Hotel Permit for that!

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-11 08:53 PM | Reply

I've called Trump un-American.

I might be calling him a traitor shortly...

#11 | Posted by brass30 at 2022-08-11 10:30 PM | Reply

MBS would've given Jared $2 billion for intel like that...

#12 | Posted by chuffy at 2022-08-12 03:24 AM | Reply

The Buffoon says "release 'em."

#13 | Posted by et_al at 2022-08-12 03:34 AM | Reply

This will be an interesting Friday.

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2022-08-12 03:59 AM | Reply

The deplorables at Faux News strike again:

Brian Kilmeade, filling in for Tucker Carlson tonight, shared a clearly fake, photoshopped image of the judge involved in approving the Mar-a-Lago warrant

You would think after what happened at the FBI Field office in Cincinnati yesterday, these people would think twice about promoting their evil lies, but nope. Notice this tweet in the thread:

Temple Beth David has canceled its Beach Shabbat this week under a deluge of antisemitic threats about Bruce Reinhart, the judge who signed the Mar-a-Lago search warrant and sits on the synagogue's board.

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-08-12 05:28 AM | Reply

The Buffoon says "release 'em."

What do his lawyers say?

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-08-12 07:21 AM | Reply

antisemitic threats


Which is what you expect Nazis to do.

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2022-08-12 08:10 AM | Reply

The Buffoon says "release 'em."

What do his lawyers say?


Trump is just trying to save a little face by brassing this out.

He's had to decide what hurts him more, keeping his secret or publishing it.

He'll probably try to have it both ways: offer up the information but complain his attorneys wouldn't let him do it.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2022-08-12 08:22 AM | Reply

"He'll probably try to have it both ways: offer up the information but complain his attorneys wouldn't let him do it."

That's what I'm thinking since Trump could have released the info himself at anytime since the search was conducted.

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-08-12 08:26 AM | Reply

The Buffoon says "release 'em."

That's the same thing he said about his tax returns.

#20 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-08-12 03:29 PM | Reply

Docs are out

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

#21 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-12 04:25 PM | Reply

Don Lewis

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.

#22 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-08-13 05:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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