The “special foreman” going through documents seized at Mar-a-Lago has given Donald Trump’s lawyers eight days to back up his claims that FBI agents planted material in a search of his club.
Judge Raymond Dearie has included the order in a new “case management plan” to handle some 11,000 documents – following Trump’s repeated making the allegation public without presenting evidence of FBI wrongdoing.
“No later than September 30, 2022, the plaintiff must provide a statement or affidavit that contains each of the following facts,” the judge wrote, including “a list of all specific items set forth in the detailed inventory of which the plaintiff alleges.” that it was not seized on the premises on August 8, 2022.”
The inventory lists items FBI agents cataloged after the Aug. 8 search of Trump’s private club in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Justice Department says it contained more than 100 documents marked as “classified,” with some bearing top-secret markings.
Trump claims he “declassified everything” in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, which seems to contradict his claim that the material was planted. Dearie, a senior federal judge in New York, has also urged Trump’s team to produce evidence.
Raymond Dearie, a veteran New York judge who is serving as a “special master,” has given Donald Trump’s attorneys until Friday to provide a list of “specific items” they claim “were not seized from the premises.” “.
Trump made his latest allegations of planting evidence, which would be a crime, shortly after telling Hannity that the FBI may be looking for Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails during the search.
“The problem you have is that they go into rooms – they don’t let anyone near – they wouldn’t even let them in the same building,” he said of his own attorneys.
“Did they drop anything on those piles? Or did they do it later? They don’t have a chain of custody here,” Trump said.
“Wouldn’t that possibly be on videotape?” Hannity asked him. Trump told him the FBI asked him to turn off security cameras during the search, but they kept running.
“No, I do not think so. I mean, they were in a room,” Trump said, brushing off the idea.
Some of Trump’s attorneys have made similar claims.
“Did they drop anything on those piles? Or did they do it later? They don’t have a chain of custody here,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity
Documents seized in the Aug. 8 search of Trump’s estate are pictured Aug. 30. Trump’s attorneys have declined to say in court filings whether Trump ordered their release while he was in office and had the authority
Judge Raymond Dearie has pressured Trump’s attorneys over the president’s allegation that he released materials — an allegation Trump echoed in an interview with Sean Hannity
Judge Dearie wants a list of “special items” that Trump’s team says were not confiscated from Mar-a-Lago
He is setting up a schedule to sort through 11,000 documents that the DOJ said were being held at Mar-a-Lago
Trump has also called it a “set-up” and likened it to “Russia, Russia, Russia” and “hoaxes.”
The filing “is intended to be Plaintiff’s final opportunity to present factual disputes as to the completeness and accuracy of the detailed inventory of assets,” wrote Dearie, who was one of two candidates for the post recommended by Trump’s attorneys for a Trump-appointed federal judge. Aileen cannon.
A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Cannon’s decision that Dearie review the classified material so Trump’s attorneys could claim privileges. The Justice Department had appealed, arguing Trump had no interest in owning the material.
This panel consisted of two judges appointed by Trump and one judge appointed by Barack Obama.
It ruled that a Justice Department criminal investigation based on secret records confiscated from the club could proceed, and it prevented the special master from sorting through the secret documents to weigh claims for privilege.
By October 14, the government must submit a document listing all substantive disputes with items on the list to be reviewed.
In September, the two sides will exchange lists of documents that may or may not be privileged, and Judge Dearie will weigh those in dispute. This process runs until October.
https://www.soundhealthandlastingwealth.com/uncategorized/special-master-gives-trumps-legal-just-eight-days-to-hand-over-proof-the-fbi-planted-evidence/ Special Master gives Trump’s lawyers just EIGHT DAYS to produce evidence FBI ‘planted’ evidence