Case Closed…or NOT!

The special master review of evidence seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is no more.

Judge Aileen Cannon on Monday formally dismissed the case, which Trump brought to challenge the Mar-a-Lago evidence collection and in which she appointed special master Raymond Dearie, another judge, to make recommendations on whether prosecutors could access evidence…

The new order closes the book on what had been a rare bright spot for Trump in his otherwise floundering attempts to stymie the sprawling investigations into his conduct.

Cannon – a Trump appointee who sits on the federal court in Ft. Pierce, Florida, which is in the same US court district as Mar-a-Lago – drew criticism from across the ideological spectrum for how she handled the litigation Trump brought days after the FBI’s search of his winter home.

The dismissal of the case now gives the Justice Department full access to tens of thousands of records and other items found among documents marked as classified in Trump’s beach club and private office…

Because Cannon blocked DOJ investigators from using the seized documents in their criminal probe while the special master process unfolded, the review stood to slow down the Justice Department’s investigation…The investigation has recently been taken over by special counsel Jack Smith, who has stressed his desire not to let it get slowed down.

Which is called a “GOTCHA!”

One thought on “Case Closed…or NOT!

  1. Stay tuned says:

    “Special counsel Jack Smith has issued subpoenas to election officials in Georgia and New Mexico, including the secretary of state’s offices in both states and officials in Georgia’s Cobb County, for communications with or involving former President Donald Trump, his 2020 campaign aides, and a list of Trump allies involved in his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
    As ABC News previously reported, Smith has also sent subpoenas to the secretary of state’s offices in Michigan and Arizona and to local election officials in Michigan, Arizona and Wisconsin — battleground states targeted by Trump and his allies in their efforts to contest the election.” https://abcnews.go.com/US/special-counsel-subpoenas-secretaries-state-georgia-new-mexico/story?id=95104072

    “…Trump and his campaign ran a multipronged post-election scheme to persuade battleground state Republicans to reverse their state’s certifications of President Joe Biden’s win. Trump lawyers Rudolph Giuliani and John Eastman seem to have led it, appearing before battleground state legislative bodies to argue Trump’s case.
    And Trump personally participated. He called for friendly legislatures to help him stay in office. He introduced Giuliani on a call in which the former New York City mayor made an unsuccessful pitch to Arizona’s then–Senate Majority Leader Rusty Bowers to appoint “fake electors” to cast Electoral College votes for Trump.
    The concerted, multistate effort looks very much like the basis for charging a conspiracy to defraud the United States of its lawful government function in a presidential election. Smith’s Dec. 6 subpoenas aim to collect evidence of the scheme held by state officials.” https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/12/trump-investigations-subpoena-special-counsel-jack-smith-doj.html

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