Mike Pence’s former chief of staff said it’s ‘absurd’ that Donald Trump thinks he can declassify documents by ‘thinking about it’

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Marc Short, former chief of staff to Mike Pence, speaks with media members outside the White House on Nov. 19, 2019.Patrick Semansky/AP A former Mike Pence aide said it's "absurd" that Donald Trump claimed he can declassify documents with his mind. "If you're the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying, 'It's declassified,'" Trump said earlier this week. Marc Short, former chief of staff to Pence, said it would be "very difficult for the intelligence community to have a classification system if that was the case." An ex-top aide to former Vice President Mike Pence on…

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The special master Trump requested is calling for extra help to review the seized Mar-a-Lago documents — and will be billing Trump $500 an hour for it

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Former President Donald Trump had requested for District Court Judge Raymond Dearie to be appointed as a special master to review the seized Mar-a-Lago documents.Ross D. Franklin/AP Judge Raymond Dearie is calling for help to get through the documents the FBI seized. He nominated a retired judge, James Orenstein, to aid him — at the cost of $500 per hour. This bill will be footed by Trump, who has been asked to pay for the special master he requested. District Court Judge Raymond Dearie, the special master appointed as a neutral investigator to look over the files seized in the…

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An appeals court decision against Donald Trump came back to bite MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell in a separate case

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CEO of MyPillow Mike Lindell on April 5, 2022.Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images A judge rejected MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's request for DOJ to return his seized cellphone. The judge cited an appeals court decision against Trump in his lawsuit over the Mar-a-Lago search. Trump appointed Judge Eric Tostrud, who denied Lindell's bid to get his phone back. Just a day after an appeals court cleared the Justice Department to review classified records seized from Mar-a-Lago, the decision proved a setback not only for former President Donald Trump but also for one of his most prominent allies.In…

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The special master Trump pushed for is asking for proof of his claim that the FBI planted evidence at Mar-a-Lago

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Former President Donald Trump.AP Photo/Mary Altaffer The special master reviewing Mar-a-Lago records asked Trump's team for proof that the FBI planted evidence at his home, as Trump has claimed. Trump has repeatedly and publicly claimed the FBI illegally planted evidence when searching Mar-a-Lago. This isn't the first time Dearie has essentially asked Trump's team to put their money where their mouth is. The outside arbiter reviewing records seized from Mar-a-Lago has asked former President Donald Trump's legal team to definitively say whether they believe the FBI planted evidence when it searched Trump's Florida home.Judge Raymond Dearie was appointed special master…

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Eagle’s Eye Report: DOJ & FBI – WTF!

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Eagle’s Eye Report: DOJ & FBI – WTF! (Archived) Host: Roger Landry (TLB) – Co-Host & Producer: Stephen Roberts Brought to you by: TLBTalk.com – Where Freedom Roars Live Broadcast platform: ShakeAndWake Radio Network Also [...] The post Eagle’s Eye Report: DOJ & FBI – WTF! first appeared on The Liberty Beacon.

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Appeals Court Rules DOJ Can Review Seized Mar-A-Lago Documents

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Christine Davis, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Please Follow us on Gab, Minds, Telegram, Rumble, Gab TV, GETTR, Truth Social   In a unanimous ruling, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ three-judge panel has ruled that the Department of Justice may continue to review documents the FBI seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in early August, completely upending an earlier ruling from a district court Judge. U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon enjoined further federal review of the documents in her order. She then appointed New York Judge Raymond Dearie as special master to independently review them. ‘NO AD’ subscription for CDM!  Sign up here and…

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President Trump Discusses the Mar-a-Lago Raid with Sean Hannity

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On August 8, 2022, the FBI conducted a raid on President Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago.  Tonight, Sean Hannity invited President Trump on to his television show so the former President could listen to him talk about it. WATCH: . President Trump also discussed the New York AG civil lawsuit against him and his family. . […] The post President Trump Discusses the Mar-a-Lago Raid with Sean Hannity appeared first on The Last Refuge.

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Trump baselessly claimed he could have declassified documents just by thinking about declassifying them

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Former President Donald Trump is currently under investigation by FBI over whether he broke any of three federal laws with his handling of classified documents the agency found at Mar-a-Lago.Mark Humphrey/AP Trump claimed that he could instantly declassify documents during his time in office. Trump said that, as president, he could get documents classified just by thinking about it. Declassification requires paperwork to be filed — even if it's ordered by a sitting president. Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday baselessly claimed to Fox News host Sean Hannity that he could have declassified top-secret documents just by thinking about doing…

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Citing the Need to Defer to National Security Claims of DOJ, 11th Circuit Court Grants Motion for Stay Over Florida Judge Ruling in Mar-a-Lago Document Case, Special Master Blocked from Reviewing Classified Documents

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The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the U.S. Dept of Justice, National Security Division, and blocked the lower court order instructing the Special Master to review the DOJ claimed, “classified documents.” [pdf Ruling Here] Essentially the order of the appellate court is based on the DOJ calling the material “classified” […] The post Citing the Need to Defer to National Security Claims of DOJ, 11th Circuit Court Grants Motion for Stay Over Florida Judge Ruling in Mar-a-Lago Document Case, Special Master Blocked from Reviewing Classified Documents appeared first on The Last Refuge.

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