Skip to comments.New Trump indictment over documents is a 'whole different ballgame,' says Jonathan Turley
Posted on 06/09/2023 9:31:04 PM PDT by GulliverSwift
Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley joined "America's Newsroom" to discuss how the new indictment over classified documents will look different from the Manhattan indictment for President Trump. The constitutional law professor said the Alvin Bragg prosecution is "political" but says the Miami indictment is a "whole new ballgame."
PROSECUTORS UNSEAL CHARGES AGAINST TRUMP IN CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS CASE, INCLUDING OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
JONATHAN TURLEY: I know a lot of people have criticized [Jack] Smith for his background, but he's no Alvin Bragg. He's a serious prosecutor. The Alvin Bragg prosecution is a political prosecution. It is what Trump says it is. It is a weaponization of the criminal justice system, in my view. This is a different ball game.
After the indictment was unsealed Friday afternoon, Turley said on "America Reports" that the charges laid out are "extremely damning."
TURLEY: It is an extremely damning indictment. There are indictments that are sometimes called narrative or speaking indictments. These are indictments that are really meant to make a point as to the depth of the evidence. There are some indictments that are just bare bones. This is not. The special counsel knew that there would be a lot of people who were going to allege that the Department of Justice was acting in a biased or politically motivated way.
This is clearly an indictment that was drafted to answer those questions. It’s overwhelming in details. And, you know, the Trump team should not fool itself, these are hits below the waterline. These are witnesses who apparently testified under oath, gave statements to federal investigators, both of which can be criminally charged if they’re false. Those witnesses are directly quoting the president in encouraging others not to look for documents or allegedly to conceal them. It’s damaging.
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When the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago, they wouldn’t let my lawyers or representatives anywhere near them. They wouldn’t tell us what they took. Knowing them, and based on past performance, they probably later “stuffed” in other documents. My lawyers had to wait outside, on a very hot day. The FBI took my medical records, birth certificate, and passports, and just about anything else they were able to get their hands on. What a group! They didn’t do this to Crooked Joe Biden or Hillary.
Does everyone know that Deranged Special Prosecutor Jack Smith was in charge of Lois Lerner and the IRS Scandal?
No evidence chain-of-custody.
Same thing they do with “ballots.”
“The Mar-a-Lago Club was an active social club...”
The indictment refers to Mar-a-Lago in the past tense.
Start from there and tear the indictment apart.
Turley’s persuaded by language. They could of wrote the same about Hillary and worse, but they didn’t.
Hillary ignored regulations and used unencrypted cell phones in Russia, China, and many countries. There was actually penetration with her illegal server and email system. Hillary also sent Classified Docs in the wind because her team forwarded them on open, public systems.
If there was a Espionage Act charge, old Hillary that sought bleach bit of her systems that advertised cleaning to best forensics testing and tools. Forensics as is Crimes, Criminal court.
We need a brave judge to rein in and slap down the traitors in the DOJ and WH and dismiss this monstrosity
Here’s some potential evidence of possession:
And yet security at Mar-a-lago was tight enough to keep Chinese spies out, something we cannot say for the Biden White House, for Hunter Biden’s rentals, for Feinstein’s office, etc.
Turley is democrat that makes his money of being a parasite in our corrupt expensive law system.
He’s a expert on the Constitution....a Constitutional scholar..... a law system parasite.
The more he has to talk or write about in regards to our corrupt law system, the more money flows into his bloated bank account.
Who knows what documents they stuffed in after they collected it?
They could have done anything they wanted since they didn’t allow Trump’s lawyers to take inventory as they loaded it up.
All the “evidence” should be thrown out for that reason alone.
You do believe in verifying “evidence,” don’t you?
The whole thing was a set up lke Jan 6th. They knew classified was mixed in and they let him take it to Mar-A-Lago instead of a secured site like every other departing POTUS.
The letter was addressed to Chairman Mike Turner, House Permanent Selection Committee on Intelligence.
Pg. 1, EXCERPTS:
As demonstrated by the discovery of documents with classification markings(1) in the homes of President Trump, President Biden, and Vice President Pence, deficient document handling and storage procedures are not limited to any individual, administration, or political party. A legislative solution by Congress is required to prevent the DOJ from continuing to conduct ham-handed criminal investigations of matters that are not inherently criminal.
Pg. 1, Footnote 1:
The purpose of this letter is not to opine about whether these documents are actually classified or have been declassified, but retain their classification markings. Despite our requests to DOJ, it has refused to tell us whether in its judgment any of the documents remain classified. Similarly, DOJ has refused to allow for inspection of the documents at any time during the last eight months despite the fact that one of our attorneys has sufficient clearance to view the majority of the documents marked as classified.
Pg. 2, "Factual Background" - EXCERPTS:
When President Trump left office, there was little time to prepare for the outgoing transition from the presidency . . . White House staffers and General Service Administration ("GSA") employees quickly packed everything into boxes and shipped them to Florida. This was a stark change from the standard preparations made by GSA and National Archives and Records Administration ("NARA") for prior administrations. As NARA acknowledged in a Press Statement it issued on October 11, 2022:
The National Archives and Records Administration ("NARA"), in accordance with the Presidential Records Act, assumed physical and legal custody of the Presidential records from the administrations of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan, when those Presidents left office. NARA securely moved these records to temporary facilities that NARA leased from the General Services Administration ("GSA"), near the locations of future Presidential Libraries that former Presidents built for NARA. All such temporary facilities met strict archival and security standards, and have been managed and staffed exclusively by NARA employees.
[bold, mine:] NARA unfortunately has become overtly political and declined to provide archival assistance to President Trump's transition team . . .
[NARA] did not take custody of the documents and this made necessary the transfer of boxes of documents to President Trump's heavily secured home at Mar-a-Lago. To be clear, had NARA offered President Trump the same assistance that it had provided to all previous Presidents, he would have accepted the offer and there would have been no reason to transfer the documents to Mar-a-Lago.
Don't do that if you want to be taken seriously.
It's apparently what this greasy partisan POS does.
theMeatballtoutline weighs in.
You believe the fib I got swamp land in northern MN to sell you cheap
Bob McDonnell ended up being exonerated by the U.S. Supreme Court 9-0.
"The case cost McDonnell over $27 million in legal bills."
I would pay money for a video of a carload of young guys curbstomping Smith.
They could of
Don’t do that if you want to be taken seriously.
“Could’ve or could of”
So only schoolmarms with perfect grammar should be taken seriously, not the intent of a poster.......stupid.
Our country started going down hill when some idiot college kid came out of university & started applying “thus was it written”(sic) to the writings of his superiors...... People named Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, etc.
theMeatballtoutline weighs in.
He’s a law system parasite, that’s where he makes his money.
He’s also a loser & a sucker.
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