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The Mar-A-Lago Affidavit Really Does Read As If They Were Confiscating Russiagate Evidence.
There are a whopping 413 redacted lines.
The affidavit is out. The one wherein the U.S. government found it necessary to raid a former president’s home earlier this month. And despite a whopping 413 redacted lines (yes, I counted each one), the document appears to implicate the FBI, DOJ, and Judge Bruce Reinhart in colluding to remove documents related to the long-debunked “Russiagate” saga. Here’s why.
Page three of the document asserts U.S. Code 793 (e), 1519, and 2071, which means they were looking for general, “national defense information,” and alleging that there had been some concealment, mutilation, or destruction of records without the approval of the bureaucracy. The problem here is that everyone knows the President of the United States has no ability to perform these crimes, especially as he is the sole arbiter and “declassifier” of such information (as expressed in his lawyer’s letter included with the affidavit).
What really stands out however, is the FBI Special Agent’s claim, in the affidavit, that there may be “Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)”, “Special Intelligence (SI)”, “HUMINT Control System” information, “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act or FISA” details, as well as “Not Releasable to Foreign Nationals/Governments/US Citizens” info, or “NOFORN”.
Well, let’s use our brains here. What has been the single largest crossover point for all such types of information, as it has pertained to President Trump, for the past seven years? Yep, that’d be Russiagate. And in case you need a brief reminder, Russiagate is the long-peddled, corporate media conspiracy theory that emanated from the Hillary Clinton campaign, as well as Republican neoconservatives, which was then laundered through the FBI, CIA, British intelligence, Buzzfeed, and more, in order to create the perception that Donald J. Trump was a Russian agent and indeed an illegitimate president.
In fact, more so than the 2020 election, the claims that Trump was a secret Russian agent who defiled democracy in order to capture the White House is the single largest election-denial-conspiracy-theory in history.
The rest of the document is almost entirely redacted, including a very important segment between pages 19 and 23, where they name former President Trump advisor Kash Patel who explained in an interview with Breitbart that all these documents were already declassified by Trump. What has Patel been most focused on for years? Russiagate.
The only other particularly interesting part of the affidavit is the inclusion of attorney Evan Corcoran’s letter to the Department of Justice on May 25th, which makes clear that President Trump had declassified the documents in question. Perhaps this is why during the entire affidavit they are not referred to as “classified documents” but rather, “documents with classified markings.”
Which means that even if there was confusion by May 25th as to whether or not Trump had declassified the documents concerned, the DOJ was made very, very acutely aware of the reality. Even if Trump had removed documents “unlawfully” (not really possible), Corcoran reminded the DOJ:
Any attempt to impose criminal liability on a President or former President that involves his actions with respect to documents marked classified would implicate grave constitutional separation-of-powers issues. Beyond that, the primary criminal statute that governs the unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material does not apply to the President. That statute provides, in pertinent part, as follows:
“Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office, employment, position, or contract, becomes possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of the United States, knowingly removes such documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than five years, or both.”
18 U.S.C. § 1924(a). An element of this offense, which the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt, is that the accused is "an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States." The President is none of these.
Despite all this, the anti-Trump, Epstein-linked judge approved the warrant, and Mar-A-Lago was raided.
Which means this now looks like yet another extreme “CYA” effort on behalf of the DOJ, FBI, and Democratic Party apparatus.
Russiagate. It always comes back to Russiagate.
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