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Special counsel Jack Smith is wrapping up his criminal investigation into whether former President Trump mishandled classified documents, having interviewed virtually every employee at his Mar-a-Lago home, the Wall Street Journal reports.



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... Why it matters: This is the probe widely believed to pose the most serious threat to Trump's freedom. Based on the publicly reported evidence, Republicans may struggle in their efforts to defend Trump and undermine Smith's credibility in the way they've tried to do with Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg.

- - - Former Attorney General Bill Barr, who slammed Bragg's indictment last month as an "abuse of prosecutorial power," warned last week that Trump could be "very exposed" legally in the Mar-a-Lago case.

- - - "I think this is a tight obstruction case," former Trump White House lawyer Ty Cobb also told CNN last week. "Yes, I do think he will go to jail on it."

What we know: The FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago last August on suspicion that Trump had not returned all of the government documents in his possession, even after months of requests and a subpoena in May.

- - - Trump's lawyer, Evan Corcoran, was forced to testify after a judge determined Trump may have used him to lie to prosecutors " piercing traditional attorney-client privilege with a "crime fraud exception." ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-05-24 12:55 PM | Reply

@#1 ... Trump's lawyer, Evan Corcoran, was forced to testify after a judge determined Trump may have used him to lie to prosecutors -- piercing traditional attorney-client privilege with a "crime fraud exception." ...

From what I've read and heard, a Judge does not "[pierce] traditional attorney-client privilege" without very good reason to do so.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-05-24 12:56 PM | Reply


Trump lawyers seek meeting with Garland as Mar-a-Lago investigation shows signs of winding down

... Lawyers for Donald Trump on Tuesday asked for a meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland as a Justice Department investigation into the former president's handling of classified documents shows signs of winding down.

In the letter, which Trump posted on his Truth Social platform, attorneys John Rowley and James Trusty asserted that Trump is "being treated unfairly" and asked for a meeting to discuss "the ongoing injustice that is being perpetrated by your Special Counsel and his prosecutors." The language echoed some of Trump's own complaints in recent months about the investigations being led by special counsel Jack Smith. ...

Sooo... fmr Pres Trump seems to know the gravitas of what he may be facing?

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-05-24 12:59 PM | Reply

Topic already posted:

I'm moving my comments over to that thread...

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-05-24 01:03 PM | Reply

"Jack Smith" will be a name used to sacre Republican children into being good,

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2023-05-25 07:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The Boogie man looks to see if Jack Smith is hiding under HIS bed.

#6 | Posted by a_monson at 2023-05-25 07:57 AM | Reply

I have never seen a photo of Jack Smith smiling. He is like the Grim Reaper. And he is coming for you Donnie.

#7 | Posted by moder8 at 2023-05-25 02:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

He knows what we know. And more.

And what we know is enough.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-05-25 10:43 PM | Reply

In the future Republicans will describe themselves as having been jacked if they get caught doing wrong.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2023-05-25 11:15 PM | Reply

From The Washington Post:

Two of Donald Trump's employees moved boxes of papers the day before FBI agents and a prosecutor visited the former president's Florida home to retrieve classified documents in response to a subpoena " timing that investigators have come to view as suspicious and an indication of possible obstruction, according to people familiar with the matter.

Trump and his aides also allegedly carried out a "dress rehearsal" for moving sensitive papers even before his office received the May 2022 subpoena, according to the people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a sensitive ongoing investigation.

Prosecutors in addition have gathered evidence indicating that Trump at times kept classified documents in his office in a place where they were visible and sometimes showed them to others, these people said.

#10 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2023-05-26 12:58 AM | Reply

Yall got him this time... I can just feel it in my bones.

#11 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2023-05-26 11:26 AM | Reply

Yall got him (Trump) this time.


We're getting him, that's true.

If this were not the democracy you and Trump would destroy there is no reason to think that Donald would have survived assassination.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2023-05-26 11:50 AM | Reply

If Trump new agents were coming and gave written orders for documents to be hidden he'll never see the light of day again.

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2023-05-26 12:08 PM | Reply

Giving "written orders" is not how mob bosses operate.

That's why it takes so long to build a case to prosecute one.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-05-26 12:15 PM | Reply

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