marcelh wrote:Avatar2go wrote:Vintage wrote:That makes no sense to me; if he thinks something has been taken in error he should specify what that item is and ask for it's return.
It doesn't seem that he's suffered any loss if he can't even state what he wants back.
The claim is that the protocols used by the FBI filter team were established ex-parte, between the FBI and the judge, with no input or knowledge of the Trump legal team. So are inherently unfair to Trump.
The thing is, he also demanded a detailed inventory of what was seized, which the FBI could not provide without filtering & inspecting the documents. So I guess he expects the special master to do that, but my guess is the FBI will have finished before this gets resolved.
There is precedent for a special master in cases where privileged information is seized, so Trump is relying on the argument that all his materials are "presumptively privileged" as President. What may be different here, is that the records don't belong to him, but to the National Archives.
Nice legal distraction of Trump, but why did he took classified documents with him? And why did he only gave a part of it back earlier this year? Trump may be stupid, but he isn’t that stupid.
Combination of still litigating the election, a revolving door of bad legal advice and enablers, and blackmail on useful sycophants/foreign entities. My money's on those.