• Trump files motion seeking independent review of docs seized during FBI

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Wed Aug 24 07:56:19 2022
    By Brooke Singman
    Published August 22, 2022

    Former President Trump and his legal team filed a motion Monday evening
    seeking an independent review of the records seized by the FBI during
    its "unprecedented" and "unnecessary" raid of Mar-a-Lago earlier this
    month, saying the decision to search his private residence just months
    before the 2022 midterm elections "involved political calculations
    aimed at diminishing the leading voice in the Republican Party,
    President Trump."

    According to the motion filed Monday evening in the U.S. District Court
    for the Southern District of Florida, Trump and his legal team are
    seeking an order to appoint a special master to review the records
    obtained during the search; blocks the further review of seized
    materials by the government until a special master is appointed;
    requires the Justice Department to provide a more detailed receipt for
    property and requires the government to return any item seized that was
    not within the scope of the search warrant.

    Trump said Monday evening the motion is "strongly asserting" his
    rights, "including under the Fourth Amendment of our Constitution,
    regarding the unnecessary, unwarranted, and unAmerican Break-In by
    dozens of FBI agents, and others, of my home, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm
    Beach, Florida."


    When the FBI seizes boxes of documents like this, and you don't know
    what's in those boxes, it would be easy for them to add top secret
    documents to set up the former president for criminal charges.

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