5.8.24 – C&C News

“Federal Judge Indefinitely Postpones Trump Classified Documents Trial”

by Jeff Childers, practicing attorney, well-known author

Excerpts from this article:

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Much more interesting,
and much less covered, were developments in Trump’s much more dangerous classified documents case. 

CNN ran a tearful story yesterday headlined, “
Federal judge indefinitely postpones Trump classified documents trial.

This case, arising from FBI’s dramatic raid on Mar-a-Lago, is one of the three 
other criminal cases pending against Trump, besides the Stormy Daniels’ mischaracterized expenses case.  

The classified documents case has long been considered the most serious case, the case offering liberals their best hopes for undemocratically derailing Trump’s presidential ambitions.

But some remarkable issues have arisen with the evidence. CNN’s article was light on details, but reported the most important development 
to CNN: Judge Aileen Cannon canceled the current trial date — without setting a new one — since she’s facing eight substantial new motions she has yet to rule on. 

To give you an idea how substantial, one of the motions is scheduled for a 
three-day hearing.

…Do you remember THIS widely-circulated picture?

****Please go to Jeff Childer’s C&C News to view the picture (allegedly taken by the FBI during the Mar-a-Lago raid and leaked by the DOJ)


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Many observers, including me, opined
it looked like FBI drama queens had deliberately staged the documents, dramatically spreading them out on the floor, INTENDING to manufacture a media picture for later leaking.

Either way, that picture did the job. 

On August 31, 2022, for example, Washington Post fact checker Philip Bump explained to readers that the
“question of whether Trump had classified material with him at his Mar-a-Lago resort has captured the public’s attention. The photo published by the government appears to answer that question quite affirmatively.”

It turns out those of us who smelled an FBI rat were right, as the government has recently been reluctantly forced to admit. 

…we were right that the documents WERE NOT ORIGINALLY FOUND ON TRUMP’S OFFICE FLOOR.  

Rather, they were neatly stored in secured bankers’ boxes.

The FBI ALTERED THE EVIDENCE by throwing it all over the floor helter-skelter, putting stupid tape measures under it to look official, and adding a silly evidence tag (“2A”), like they were marking the location where the fatal bullet casing was found.

But it turns out it was so much worse. 

Thanks to heroic work by Trump’s lawyers
, and following several stern orders from Judge Cannon forcing the government to respond to basic discovery requests, we’ve now learned that THE DOCUMENTS IN THE PICTURE AREN’T EVEN THE DOCUMENTS IN THE PICTURE.

the FBI has now admitted that the documents seen splayed on the floor are DUMMIES, PROPS. 

At the time the picture was taken, the original classified documents had already been secured and removed. 

So the FBI took some other random papers and  — get this — put classified cover sheets on them and then POSED THOSE DUMMY DOCUMENTS ON THE FLOOR… 

Not only weren’t the documents found on the floor, and not only weren’t the documents in the picture the actual documents, but the OFFICIAL-LOOKING CLASSIFIED DOCUMENT COVER SHEETS AS SEEN IN THE PHOTO WERE TOTALLY FAKE. 

There were NO classified cover sheets on any of the original documents. It was all made up. 

And now, they’ve [FBI] even lost track of at least some of the documents and their fabricated placeholders. 

The government carefully admitted:

“In many
but not all instances, the FBI was able to determine which document with classification markings corresponded to a particular placeholder sheet.”

“In many instances.” 
But not all

Worse for the government, over the last year or so, its lawyers have repeatedly insisted that the bankers’ boxes were preserved exactly in their original conditions. 

But the government’s latest filings and admissions indicate those repeated representations to the court were FALSE.

It’s not a mere technicality. Trump’s lawyers have offered various legitimate reasons
why the FBI’s poor handling of the evidence has fatally compromised the case. 

For one thing, they’d [Trump’s lawyers] intended to show that everything in the boxes HAD BEEN PACKED IN SEQUENTIAL DATE ORDER, proving the documents WERE UNDISTURBED from when the National Archives staff originally packed them for Trump to take with him.

But now the documents are all mixed up, not even in the same bankers’ boxes in which they began. Nobody knows anymore.

So the government now faces two new, potentially fatal problems: (1) the evidence tampering (or at least, evidence negligence), and (2) lying to the court…