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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.

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.

@#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....

OMFG! What will these -------- think of next?

Republicans foolishly try to roll out the what about Obama' tack

As Attorney General Merrick Garland wrapped up his brief remarks yesterday afternoon, Donald Trump wasted no time in responding. In fact, the former president, by way of his Twitter-like platform, pushed back immediately - in a decidedly Trump-like way.

"I continue to ask, what happened to the 33 Million pages of documents taken to Chicago by President Obama?" the Republican wrote. "The Fake News Media refuses to talk about that. They want it CANCELED!"

Other prominent Republicans stuck to the script. "They shipped 30 million pages of sensitive and possibly classified materials to Chicago, and, by the way, he has yet to return any of it to the National Archives. Not one page," Fox News' Sean Hannity claimed. "So is his house about to get raided?"

Let's note for the record that the Obama-related claims are demonstrably absurd. As the Washington Post explained yesterday:

As was reported back in late 2016, the Obama team was transferring the records to Chicago through the National Archives, which legally owns the documents once a president leaves office. Once the documents ultimately reached a warehouse in Chicago, the Obama Foundation was then due to pay the National Archives and Record Administration to digitize the documents. The lengthiness of that process aside, there isn't the faintest hint of legal violations. There is no evidence that Obama has hidden anything from the National Archives or that he didn't go through the processes required to share and protect those documents once they leave Washington.

This need not be complicated: Obama worked with the National Archives; Trump worked around the National Archives. There is simply nothing legitimate about this entire line of argument. It's not only insulting to Americans' intelligence, it reeks of desperation.

Trump calls for immediate' release of Mar-a-Lago warrant

...Former President Donald Trump called late Thursday for the "immediate" release of the federal warrant the FBI used to search his Florida estate, hours after the Justice Department had asked a court to unseal the warrant, with Attorney General Merrick Garland citing the "substantial public interest in this matter."

In messages posted on his Truth Social platform, Trump wrote, "Not only will I not oppose the release of documents ... I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents." ...

"Release the documents now!" he wrote....

Fmr Pres Trump and his attorneys could have released, and still can release, the search warrant to the public.

Why is he choosing to hype it up on social media instead of actually releasing the warrant?

This is now:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) released a video on his Twitter account Monday night, during which he compared the Biden Justice Department's raid of its top political opponent to the actions of authoritarian Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega.

"This is what happens in places like Nicaragua," Rubio explained, "where, last year, every single person who ran against Daniel Ortega for President, every single person who put their name on the ballot, was arrested and is still in jail."

"You can try and diminish it, but that's exactly what happened tonight," the Florida senator added.

SEN. RUBIO: I'm telling you the next thing you're going to see here, Sean, because it's the playbook. And that is, they are now going to begin to say, "Oh, these Trump supporters, these Republicans, they're very upset. They're saying very angry things. We think they might be a threat. We think they're radical extremists. Let's start arresting them." ... The next step in this process is going to be that people who are supporters of Donald Trump or just conservatives complaining about this ... are going to begin to get labeled as potential insurrectionists and are going to begin to get harassed by law enforcement. That's the next step in this playbook, sadly.


--------------- again. Can you tell the truth about anything?

In 2014, Clinton's lawyers combed through the private server and turned over about 30,000 work-related emails to the State Department and deleted the rest, which Clinton said involved personal matters, such as her daughter's wedding plans.

Clinton repeatedly said she did not have any classified emails on her server, but the results of an FBI investigation found otherwise.

Of the tens of thousands of emails investigators reviewed, 113 contained classified information, and three of those had classification markers. Former FBI Director James Comey said in 2016 that Clinton should have known that some of the 113 were classified, but others she might have understandably missed. In a sign of the uncertainty around classification, in 2018, a Justice Department report found that the classification markings were not clear.

A key difference between the two

Bradley Moss, a Washington-based lawyer who works on national security cases, said the cases of Clinton and Trump are significantly different.

"Trump took properly marked hard copy classified documents from the White House, shipped them to Florida, and stored them in an unsecured location at his residence," Moss said.

The presence of classified information in Clinton's emails was less obvious.

"The e-mails were never marked as classified because these were communications from unclassified government accounts," Moss said.

In three instances, email chains included information with classification markers. It was never clear that Clinton was aware of the presence of that marked information, or if the classification marking was clear.

Any fecking moron can read the above and see that Hillary Clinton never had any intention of putting classified information at risk of exposure to those who shouldn't see it. Donald Trump might very well have been in possession of SAP level information some of his closest "friends" would pay a fortune for - or perhaps did pay $2 billion to his son-in-law to either gain access or keep damning information squirreled away but still handy should he need it for a transaction or leverage. But it's not like a whistleblower accused Trump of trying to give Saudi Arabia - read MBS - US nuclear technology back in 2019 or anything either.

Yeah, Hillary's is exponentially worse. You live in a fantasy land existing off the smell of your own farts.

I witnessed virtually zero condemnation by Dems and the left of the violence of the summer of 2020

The only reason you didn't witness any condemnation is because you didn't bother to look for any so that you could make such an ignorant point over and over.

Fact check: Democrats have condemned violence linked to BLM, anti-fascist protests -

Myron B. Pitts: 8 times Biden, Obama and others condemned Black Lives Matter violence -

Democratic leaders clash with Black Lives Matter activists -

Quotes by 4 Democrats twisted to make it look like they endorsed riots -

Biden condemns Kenosha violence and rebuts Trump's law and order' message -

How many times has Trump condemned the violence on 1/6 after his forced statement on 1/7? You continually rail against a strawman you call the left. You never post a link to examples, you just think that everyone buys your -------- because you and other gullible, weak minded people do. I don't think on the extremes and I'd be a hypocrite if I criticized one without feeling equally about the other. That's how the posters here roll. No wants wants anyone to suffer negatively regardless of party. But morons like you do make it hard not to cheer on karma to more frequently visit the ignorant, immoral and obtuse.

I've never cheered on violence, and I don't think anyone whom you consider "left" does. We don't post threads indicating it, but we do point out truths, one of which is that white agitators did instigate many crimes and misdeeds, trying to create the very impression those like you hold. And ignoring that the marches were almost 100% peaceful, and just like any bar district, after nightfall a subset of a different crowd with a different vibe showed up not to protest, but to commit acts of violence and vandalism. Most people who see people for who they are know this. Some only see people standing in lines and don't even try differentiate when the composition of the crowd changes to include those who are vandals and arsonists.


Trump Ordered Officials to Give Jared Kushner a Security Clearance (Febryary 2019)

...President Trump ordered his chief of staff to grant his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, a top-secret security clearance last year, overruling concerns flagged by intelligence officials and the White House's top lawyer, four people briefed on the matter said.

Mr. Trump's decision in May so troubled senior administration officials that at least one, the White House chief of staff at the time, John F. Kelly, wrote a contemporaneous internal memo about how he had been "ordered" to give Mr. Kushner the top-secret clearance.

The White House counsel at the time, Donald F. McGahn II, also wrote an internal memo outlining the concerns that had been raised about Mr. Kushner -- including by the C.I.A. -- and how Mr. McGahn had recommended that he not be given a top-secret clearance....

Some pieces are beginning to fall into place...

@#6 ... This is the Mafia on politics. ...

stuart stevens

... What happened to @GOP under Trump isn't complicated or novel. A gangster family took over an organization and turned it into a criminal enterprise.

But instead of this being a waste disposal company in NJ, it's one of two major American parties....

The left ALWAYS rushes to try and politicize anything like this and then try to memory hole it when facts disrupt the narrative.

#8 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-08-11 01:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

So it was in fact the LEFT that has been flooding the airwaves the last 48 hours saying the FBI is COMING FOR THEM and that THE FBI PLANTED EVIDENCE.

Got it.

How dare OBAMA do this eh Jeff?

The very fact that a Trump appointed FBI director saw an urgent NEED to apply for a warrant that went before a Trump appointed judge to search and seize US government property at a private residence of a former president knowing full well the GQP Klown Kar would go ---- up full conspiracy mode afterwards meant that they had damn well was an URGENT need to do this and that every i was dotted and every t was crossed. The facts of the case, the rationale, the reasoning behind it are included in the subpoena, a document that dotard and his lawyers have and could release at ANY time to prove how he was wronged, yet they don't. WHy is that Jeff? Why doesn't he release it?

When they left the FBI left with them a list of everything seized in the search with dotards lawyers. Why hasn't dotard released that?

Because it proves his guilt in the matter. The truth will come out.

Right now the GQP Klown Kar is hyperventilating on TV, rousing up the deplorables without a thought in the world of the real world lives that they are putting in danger. Dotard demands that they go on TV with their lies about planted evidence, because that is what a crime boss does. He sends out his capos to muddy up the waters and intimidate law enforcement.

Dotard is a two bit thug. Rotten to the core without a shred of moral fiber in his entire bloated sweaty body.


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