The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
There are overly broad illegal search warrants that are fishing expeditions and then there is this, which is broad to am entirely new level as it literally covers document Donald Trump ever saw as president, even if he wrote a note on a napkin for a fan.
The entire search warrant is in the SCRIBD document below, but take a look at this:
How can every document Donald Trump has ever seen as President somehow become probable cause for a crime? Search warrants are supposed to be, by law, very limited as to what and who is to be searched specific to probable cause. The fact that a low level magistrate judge even signed off on this needs to be examined very closely.
There are certain facts and legal principles when it comes to a President that Americans should to keep in mind when they see the press throwing words like “espionage” around.
1 – There are already several copies of any classified documents made before it hits the president’s desk. So it is not as if the National Archives does not have access to these records, unless of course the DoJ and FBI was hiding them from the National Archives as well.
2 – The president can declassify anything at will and when he does so the classification markings on the documents do not magically vanish like disappearing ink.
3– Like Article 2 of The Constitution says all executive power resides within the president so technically it is impossible for Donald Trump to mishandle classified documents.
In DEPARTMENT OF NAVY v. EGAN (1988) the Supreme Court ruled the President’s primary responsibility for classification of sensitive national security documents is derived directly from Article II of the Constitution and not any Congressional statute:
“The President, after all, is the ‘Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States.’ U.S. Const., Art. II, 2. His authority to classify and control access to information bearing on national security and to determine whether an individual is sufficiently trustworthy to occupy a position in the Executive Branch that will give that person access to such information flows primarily from this constitutional investment of power in the President and exists quite apart from any explicit congressional grant.”
When President Obama took 33 million documents when he left, Judicial Watch sued wanting them either made public or copies sent to the National Archives, the judge tossed the case stating that it is impossible for a president to mishandle classified information because when it comes to classification a president is essentially sovereign. Much later Obama returned copies, but that doesn’t change the court ruling.
Judicial Watch Sued the National Archives in 2012 when it was discovered that President Clinton kept audio archives in his personal bedroom. The court ruled that the National Archivist has no role in determining what records belong to the government and what the President considers personal records.
4 – If this really was about national security why were key Members of Congress left in the dark? Marco Rubio is Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence which oversees our nation’s intelligence and national security apparatus. Rubio should have been notified as a matter of law, which the FBI/DoJ conveniently ignored.
5 – Donald Trump owns Truth Social which makes him a journalist and a publisher. This may very well mean that he is protected by the Supreme Court decision New York Times v United States. This decision says that journalists who posses and publish classified information are protected by the First Amendment because “Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people. “
The Biden White House, Attorney General Garland, FBI Director Wray, and most every FBI Agent who has a law degree knows this very well.
It is reasonable to assume that at least some of these documents, unclassified by Trump towards the end of his presidency, expose “Operation Crossfire Hurricane” which was the effort to manufacture evidence to frame President Trump with the “Russian collusion” hoax. In short it is likely that DoJ/FBI is trying to cover up their previous crimes.
Memorandum on Declassification of Certain Materials Related to the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation – LINK.
UPDATE – John Solomon: Operation Crossfire Hurricane records President Trump declassified in January 2021 are missing from the National Archives, taken by the Biden Justice Department. These are the documents that prove the FBI/DoJ manufactured the Trump/Russia collusion hoax.
This might explain why the FBI refused to let Trump’s lawyers observe what was searched and taken. This is unusual. What was the FBI trying to hide? The Democrat/corporate media point of view seems to be, “No one is above the law, therefore anything we want to Trump.”
Below you will find analysis from the former Chief of Staff of the Department of Justice Mark Levin, Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Prof. Jonathan Turley and former Supreme Court Law Clerk Mike Davis.
The full search warrant:.
Here is former U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy saying just what we said about how broad and illegal the search warrant is:
Now we know another reason why the search warrant was so overly broad, they seized documents covered by attorney-client privilege in regards to Trump’s civil lawsuits over the Russian collusion hoax.