Trump Argues DOJ Has Never Proven Documents it Claims Are Classified Are, In Fact, Actually Classified in New Filing
Trump’s lawyers on Tuesday responded to the Justice Department’s request to block Judge Aileen Cannon’s ruling on the seized documents.
In a new filing Trump’s lawyers argued that the DOJ has never actually proven the documents it claims are classified are actually classified.
“The District Court denied the Government’s stay request, noting it was not inclined to hastily adopt the Government’s contention that the approximately 100 purportedly “classified” documents were, in fact, classified, and that President Trump could not possibly have a possessory interest in any of them.” Trump’s lawyers wrote in the 40-page filing.
Judge Raymond Dearie will “hold a preliminary conference at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn on Tuesday.” – Axios reported.
President Trump received a subpoena for documents in the spring before Biden’s FBI raided Mar-a-Lago in August.
According to John Solomon at Just the News, Trump received a grand jury subpoena for classified documents and fully cooperated with federal agents who showed up to his Florida residence on June 3rd.
John Solomon reported that Trump was cooperative with the federal agents and even added an extra lock to secure the documents in his private storage locker at his Mar-a-Lago residence.
Trump voluntarily gave the federal agents the requested documents.
Two months later, Biden’s jackbooted thugs showed up to Trump’s residence with machine guns and raided the property – ALL WITH MERRICK GARLAND’S APPROVAL.
The US government, without proof, has claimed the documents seized are so highly classified that it puts our national security at risk.
That same government then leaks the so-called ‘classified’ information to far-left outlets like the Washington Post and the New York Times.
President Trump last month described the declassification process in a statement to John Solomon of Just The News.
“He had a standing order that documents removed from the Oval Office and taken into the residence were deemed to be declassified,” Trump’s office said in a statement to Just The News. “The power to classify and declassify documents rests solely with the President of the United States. The idea that some paper-pushing bureaucrat, with classification authority delegated BY THE PRESIDENT, needs to approve of declassification is absurd.”