President Donald Trump is facing federal charges for his allegedly improper retention of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. While the accusations made against Trump seem to have substance, the dirty DOJ and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) have manipulated the situation and weaponized their document collection procedure in order to reach a desired political outcome.
Trump has been indicted on 7 counts over classified documents that were recovered from his private residence in Florida, Mar-a-Lago. While the Left-wing media would have you believe that this is a straightforward, slam-dunk case, it is anything but.
Twitter user ‘TheLastRefuge’ posted a thread explaining the case and why the case is built on nothing more than manipulated definitions and double standards.
1. The case against President Donald Trump might look bad on paper, because that is what the case against Donald Trump was designed to do.
Lawfare, by design, is for media and political consumption. https://t.co/zVnSr4bvwy
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) June 9, 2023
TheLastRefuge explained the DOJ’s secrecy surrounding the actual documents involved in the case, as well as the DOJ’s intentional manipulation of what the government designates as a “national defense document,” writing:
“The DOJ has already predicated the baseline of their claim by saying they cannot tell anyone, even the court, what the nature of the documents are that underpin their assertion. Remember, they wouldn’t even let a court appointed ‘special master’ review the documents.
Stop and think about that for a moment. NO ONE knows what the documents are, and the DOJ has stated they will never say what the documents are.Advertisement
The DOJ is filing a case about the mishandling of documents, in whatever legal construct they put forth, while simultaneously saying they are under no obligation to tell anyone what the documents are.
Main Justice is now stretching Code 793 to claim any document the government designates as a ‘national security document’ is a national defense document.
I am almost certain that this is because the 11th circuit court of appeals ruled the DOJ can label whatever it wants, in any form it wants. As long as the DOJ claims it is a national security interest, it becomes a national security interest.”
TheLastRefuge added that the “DOJ is granted legal benefit of the doubt of all matters of national security,” which ultimately allows the DOJ-NSD to maintain “ultimate control over the star chamber they operate.”
“The target of these ‘definitions,’ and make no mistake – ultimately this is what the case comes down to, definitions – is the former President of the United States who had unilateral authority to define anything he wanted.”
On a segment of Newsmax’s Greg Kelly Reports, host Greg Kelly explained how Trump was set up by the Biden regime and the National Archives.
Kelly played a clip of former Trump attorney Timothy Parlatore on NBC’s Meet the Press explaining how the process of NARA’s document retrieval is supposed to work after a presidential term is over, then contrasting this with how NARA handled Trump’s documents post-presidency.
According to Parlatore, “[A]fter any president leaves office, they’re supposed to go through all of the records and they’re supposed to separate out what is personal, what is presidential. Personal they get to keep, all presidential records end up at the National Archives headquarters in DC.”
Parlatore explained that, typically NARA will obtain a facility in the town where the former president moves. It is in this facility that they will store the documents from that president’s time in the White House.
However, in the case of Trump, Parlatore reveals that NARA has GSA “move everything to his house, and then were asking him to immediately send everything from his house back up to DC where he wouldn’t be able to go through them at his convenience.”
Kelly then points out that, for Obama, NARA converted an old furniture store in Chicago into a storage facility for the Obama administration records. For George W. Bush NARA got a facility in Lewisville, Texas to store his official records. NARA did the same thing for Bill Clinton, choosing a temporary storage facility near his home in Little Rock, Arkansas for the housing and reviewing of records.
However, for Trump, they did not find a storage facility and instead left him to store it himself in his home in Florida.
“I can see how [NARA] would get away with this,” said Kelly. “They didn’t brief him, they didn’t take care of him. They didn’t give him the courtesy and respect that he so deserves.”
Despite the fact that the Biden administration is doing everything it can to take down Biden’s biggest political opponent, Democrats are already complaining that the former president will be unfairly advantaged because a Trump-appointed judge has been assigned to initially oversee the indictment case.
If Trump is convicted, Trump-appointed U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon will be in charge of determining his sentence. Liberals worry that Cannon will take it easy on the former president.
Pro-Trump Judge Aileen Cannon has been assigned the arraignment and she is overseen by the 11th Circuit which is overseen by Justice Clarence Thomas.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) June 9, 2023