Remember when dotard took office and one of the first things he did was sign a law that changed stealing classified documents from a misdemeanor to a felony punishable with five years in jail?
Irony just died.
His latest excuse of "a lot of boxes were packed up and moved" would be acceptable if HE DIDN'T GET CAUGHT WITH CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS IN HIS OFFICE DESK DRAWER WITH HIS PASSPORT. The revelation that the NAR and DOJ saw them MOVING BOXES of classified documents AFTER THEY WERE TOLD NOT TO just makes it worse.
It could have been cleared up easily with him sending the documents back and allowing the DOJ and the archives in to retrieve them.
So why was he hell bent on keeping them? Was he under pressure to do so from our enemies? Bragging rights? Sell them? Trade them for no prosecution over 1/6?
Why would a supposed smart person be so damn arrogant about them?
The entire thing stinks.
The judge that put her partisanship ahead of national security should resign in shame. Why would she embarrass herself so badly? Is she that unqualified?
"A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit was rather unsparing in unanimously granting the Justice Department a reprieve from Cannon's order barring them from reviewing documents with classified markings seized from Mar-a-Lago. The stay is temporary, but the reasoning is firm.
They repeatedly rejected not just the Trump legal team's lack of arguments, but also Cannon's acceptance of them. Indeed, they suggested it was inexplicable that Cannon ruled for Trump even by her own logic.
The ruling really kicks into gear when the judges address what a 1977 Supreme Court case considered the "foremost consideration" in deciding whether a court such as Cannon's should exercise jurisdiction in such a case: whether the government "displayed a callous disregard for ... constitutional rights" in its seizure.
The judges say Cannon conceded that it hadn't displayed such disregard, but then disregarded that consideration all the same " and say she thus "abused" her "discretion."
Indeed, Cannon's apparent lack of curiosity " best exemplified by her acceptance of the Trump legal team's claims that the documents might have been declassified without actually stating as much " was a feature of the remainder of the opinion. The judges repeatedly note Trump's lawyers weren't even compelled to furnish arguments on some of the crucial matters at hand. And they say that even if they had been, it might not have mattered."
Well that's the fault of the Federalist Society for pushing such an unqualified candidate.