In a truly bizarre court filing this week, Donald Trump’s attorneys claimed that the FBI not only "ransacked" his office at Mar-a-Lago, but that they also stole some of his golf shirts that were apparently mixed in with classified documents. The filing is so bad that his lead attorney, Christopher Kise, wouldn’t even put his name on it, and it is likely to go absolutely nowhere with the courts. Farron Cousins explains what happened.
Link – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-22/trump-seeks-unredacted-affidavit-from-mar-a-lago-search-warrant?leadSource=uverify%20wall
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Donald Trump had his legal team file, uh, what I could only describe as a bonkers court filing this week. Um, even though Donald Trump, you know, he said, I’m not gonna get a, I’m not gonna partake in Jack Smith, the special prosecutors ongoing investigation. Uh, his lawyers and himself, of course, obviously decided, nah, you know what? We’re gonna partake in it. So they have now submitted a court filing back to the very same judge who granted Donald Trump’s request for a special master that has blown up in his face, and they submitted this court filing asking for the full unredacted affidavit used by the FBI to justify their search of malago.
Okay, do it. I don’t care, you know what? Honestly, at this point, like, just give them the unredacted affidavit. It, it really doesn’t matter. It really doesn’t change anything. You get to look like you’re just giving them everything they want and then they can’t do anything with it. Like, they’re not gonna find damning information in it. Do keep people’s names out of it, cuz Trump will definitely dock ’em and send his followers to go, you know, do whatever. But other than that, let it be. But the filing itself, like regardless of the request for the unredacted affidavit, which by the way, I support, get it out there, let these freaks see that you definitely had cause to do it. What Trump’s lawyers said in the filing was so bad and so stupid and so crazy that Trump’s lead attorney, Christopher Kiis, the one who actually knows what he’s doing, he didn’t even put his name on it, like the other lawyers had to put their names on it. So this was not something done apparently by the good lawyer. This was done by Trump’s stupid lawyers.
And in the filing, they actually accused the doj, the FBI, of stealing some of Donald Trump’s golf shirts. That is, that is how horrible it is. They said they ransacked the place and they took some of his golf shirts. Let me read this. This is, this is actually from the, the court filing here. Moreover, plaintiff’s counsel has reviewed most of the seized materials over the last several weeks. The fact the government took a huge volume of personal and family photographs, newspapers, thank you notes, campaign materials, books, and golf shirts, demonstrates that this search and seizure was nothing more than a general ransacking. You know, you get more flies with honey than you do with vinegar and, uh, accusing them of ransacking probably isn’t gonna make them jump at the opportunity to give you everything you want. Furthermore, anything that was in the boxes,
Whether it was his golf shirts or his family photos, if it was in there with classified documents, then guess what? They actually did, in fact have the authority to take those things. I’m sorry they took your shirts. I’m willing to bet you’ve got a closet full of them, probably with the Malago label stamped right on them. And if not, you have the money to go buy more shirts. Listen, we’ve all got favorite shirts. I get it, dude, I get it. I wouldn’t be happy if somebody stole my favorite shirt. But then again, I also know that I could probably just run to Target real quick and repurchase it. So let it go the whole point, by the way, they do have a, a, you know, they claim to have a legal reasoning for doing this. The, the whole point of it, of course, is the fact that they wanna argue that the original affidavit was just too broad and we can prove that it was too broad because they took his shirts.
But again, if this were in front of a normal judge, not judge Eileen Cannon, who is probably gonna rule in favor of Trump, it was if in front of a normal judge, a normal judge gonna laugh this outta court saying, I’m sorry about your shirts, but you seem to be doing just fine. I’m sorry they took your books. We all know you’re an avid reader. Oh, I’m sorry they took your family photos because we know you’re such a family man, look, deal with it. They were in there with the classified documents.