The United States Department of Justice dropped a bombshell revelation on not only the American people who have been closely following their mounting investigation into the scandal-ridden former president, but on Donald Trump himself as well, when they confirmed in an explosive new court filing that they are in possession of additional evidence against former President Trump that has not yet been publicly revealed in previous court filings.
The Department of Justice, headed by Biden-era Attorney General Merrick Garland, made a rather massive move in their ongoing investigation when they filed an official appeal to bring an end to the Trump-demanded Special Master review of the documents and materials that were stolen from the White House by then-outgoing President Donald Trump, and ultimately seized by FBI agents from his Mar-a-Lago compound as a result of a search warrant issued by the DOJ. The court filing was entered into the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta by officials with the Justice Department and seeks to appeal and terminate the appointment of Special Master Raymond Dearie by controversial Trump-appointed Judge Aileen Cannon, who met Trump’s outlandish demands that a so-called “Special Master” be implemented to review the seized documents and effectively halt the Justice Department’s investigation.
The New York Times reported on the bombshell, DOJ-led development in the matter:
In a 53-page brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, in Atlanta, the Justice Department broadly challenged the legal legitimacy of orders last month by Judge Aileen M. Cannon, who blocked investigators from using the materials and appointed an independent arbiter to sift them for any that are potentially privileged or Mr. Trump’s personal property. The Justice Department already succeeded in persuading a panel of the Atlanta-based court to exempt about 100 documents marked classified from Judge Cannon’s move — a decision the Supreme Court declined to overturn this week.”
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However, it was a footnote on page six of the filing that truly piqued our interest.
In the footnote, officials with the US Justice Department confirmed that they are in possession of additional evidence that indicates Donald Trump still maintains classified, government documents at his Palm Beach estate turned post-White House personal residence. This additional, damning evidence has not been made public before in any other previously filed court documents from the DOJ.
In their court filing, the Justice Department wrote, “Here and before the district court, the government has referred to evidence developed in its investigation to inform the courts of the relevant facts. Where possible, the government refers to portions of the affidavit accompanying its search warrant application that have been unsealed or to other information in the public record.”
“Of necessity, however, the government cannot publicly disclose all the sources of its evidence, particularly while the investigation remains ongoing,” the filing goes on to note.
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