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Revelation of secret Obama-era program casts doubt on stated reason for Trump Mar-a-Lago raid
Fox News ^ | 5/23/24 | Emma Colton

Posted on 05/24/2024 5:22:40 AM PDT by Libloather

FIRST ON FOX: A purportedly never-before-seen Department of Defense memo from the Obama era appears to indicate the federal government already may have had original copies of the documents seized at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida in 2022, raising serious questions about the pretext for the raid, Fox News Digital has exclusively learned.

America First Legal (AFL), a conservative legal group, released Thursday what it says is a newly unearthed memo from the Obama administration Department of Defense "confirming the government may have already had originals of the alleged classified documents involved in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s sham prosecution against President Trump."

The document, titled Memorandum of Understanding Entered into by Presidential Information Technology Community Entities, is from 2015, and followed an October 2014 Russian breach of the Executive Office of the President’s network. Then-President Barack Obama took executive action to create the Presidential Information Technology Community (PITC) to better protect the executive branch from such attacks, according to AFL.

The PITC, which includes representatives from federal agencies such as the Department of Defense and Homeland Security, effectively established that the president controls information he receives through the PITC network.

The executive action was made public at the time. However, AFL said it obtained a never-before-seen memo confirming the Department of Defense has been "operating and maintaining the information resources and information systems provided to the President, Vice President, and Executive Office of the President."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; History; Local News
KEYWORDS: florida; hussein; raid; secret
Hussein knew.
1 posted on 05/24/2024 5:22:40 AM PDT by Libloather
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2 posted on 05/24/2024 5:25:19 AM PDT by PGalt (Past Peak Civilization?)
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There is ALWAYS another party attached to those documents. The question is....were the ones he held still classified...

There are plenty of people in an administration who can classify anything they want...AND they can de-classify them, too. It doesn't take the President.

3 posted on 05/24/2024 5:27:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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The most relevant things in this case is that the prez is classifier-in-chief and record-declarer-in-chief and can classify/declassify and declare a record at will. He doesn’t need permission from subordinates, nor does he need to follow the guidelines his subordinates have to follow.

The order referred to here only means that copies are kept at DoD, but other extant copies are still gov property, managed securely, and must ultimately be returned or destroyed via established process. The fact that a copy is at DoD does not absolve gov employees or contractors from those processes.

However, again, the Prez doesn’t need to follow any of that.

4 posted on 05/24/2024 5:33:44 AM PDT by fruser1
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5 posted on 05/24/2024 7:03:16 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim (C)
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Kash Patel has said several times that all the documents were declassified they just hadn’t had time to go through them and remove the folders which were stamped classified.

6 posted on 05/24/2024 7:06:38 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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That's what I have been trying to find out all along.

Now remember....Biden can reclassify ANYTHING that has ever been declassified.

7 posted on 05/24/2024 7:14:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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