Special master demands Trump’s team to prove FBI ‘planted’ evidence in Mar-a-Lago

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • The special master assigned to review the Mar-a-Lago documents has ordered former President Trump’s legal team to back up claims that the FBI may have planted evidence during their search.
  • In an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Wednesday, Trump asserted the allegations.
  • Neither Trump nor his attorneys have provided any evidence to support such claims.

The special master overseeing the review of the Mar-a-Lago documents is asking former President Donald Trump’s lawyers to back up claims that the FBI planted evidence on his Florida home during the August search.

Judge Raymond Dearie, the special master selected, told Trump’s legal team that they would need to submit a sworn declaration that details “a list of any specific items set forth in the [FBI’s] detailed property inventory that plaintiff asserts were not seized from the premises.”

Trump made the allegations two days after Mar-a-Lago was searched. 

“Everyone was asked to leave the premises, they wanted to be alone,” Trump wrote in a post on Truth Social, “without any witnesses to see what they were doing, taking or, hopefully not, ‘planting.’”

In an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Wednesday, Trump again claimed that the FBI may have planted evidence during the search. 

“The problem that you have is they go into rooms — they won’t let anybody near — they wouldn’t even let them in the same building. Did they drop anything on those piles? Or did they do it later?” he said.

Neither Trump nor his attorneys have provided any evidence to support such allegations.

Dearie also asked the lawyers to list a “description of contents or location within the premises where the item was found is incorrect” and to break down any property they claim was taken during the search but not listed among the FBI’s inventory.

This is the second time the special master has asked Trump’s team to back its claims.

On Monday’s filing, Trump’s lawyers indicated Dearie had asked them to explain whether the former president had in fact ever declassified the confidential records seized from his home.

Earlier legal filings from Trump hinted he may have done so but failed to fully make the claim.

Dearie was visibly frustrated with both Trump’s legal team and the Justice Department during Tuesday’s conference.

Trump attorney James Trusty told Dearie that Trump’s attorneys were “not in the position” to explain the allegation, as they would only do so in a motion to recover the property if criminal charges are brought.

“Well, you did bring the lawsuit and make that claim,” Dearie responded. “You can’t have your cake and eat it,” he added.

Source: HuffPost

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6 thoughts on “Special master demands Trump’s team to prove FBI ‘planted’ evidence in Mar-a-Lago

  1. What about the court case with Clinton where they said the president can take whatever he wants to and it is assumed personal property and nobody has any right to question it? Their words and formal decision on such matters. Now they have to live with it. How is this any different? It is not! So f- off!

    1. Exactly. And why has the special master not demanded that the FBI explain why Trump’s lawyer was not allowed to view the search, and WHY THEY WANTED THE CAMERAS TURNED OFF? Well? nuff said. Perhaps they need a more “special” master.

  2. Trump suggest planted material along with other supporters because FBI has been known to do so and has done it before. Remember fake dossier/Fisa report. Yeah us too. How is Trump to know what was planted if he can’t go over what they took? Who’s to say the left aren’t hiding some of it now they had time of knowing a special person was coming in to oversee things? These democrats are very good at sneaking, hiding, eluding and controlling of everyone. They are crooked as they come.

    1. What you wanna bet the REAL ‘master’…B.H.O., was sitting at HIS laptop, watching the whole thing through a few of the agent’s body cams?

  3. I wonder if the judge will consider the FACT that the FBI told Twatter and Fakebook employees to watch out for ‘Russian disinformation’ right before Hunter’s laptop was discovered, thus influencing the election to the point that 17% of Biden voters said they would’ve voted for Trump had they KNOWN about the laptop’s contents…thus SENTENCING America to 4 years of the sorriest examples of ‘politicians’ to ever darken the doors of our White House?

  4. What about obama’s furniture warehouse storage for his classified documents in Hoffman Estates outside of Chicago? Why do the dems get to keep classified documents, ahem Hilary & barak, without facing this political media storm?

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