Sunday, May 5, 2024

New revelations in Florida documents trial put Trump on offense against 'deranged' special counsel   Story by Emma Colton • 4h Fox News

Former President Trump returns to Trump Tower, New York City, Monday, April 15, 2024. Trump was in Manhattan Criminal Court today for jury selection in the so-called "hush-money" case. Fox News© Probe-Media for Fox New Digital

Former President Trump is calling for Special Counsel Jack Smith’s arrest after the prosecutors handling the 45th president’s classified documents case admitted seized documents are no longer in their original order and sequence.

"Now, Deranged Jack has admitted in a filing in front of Judge Cannon to what I have been saying happened since the Illegal RAID on my home, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida – That he and his team committed blatant Evidence Tampering by mishandling the very Boxes they used as a pretext to bring this Fake Case," Trump posted to Truth Social on Friday. "These deeply Illegal actions by the Politicized ‘Persecutors’ mandate that this whole Witch Hunt be DROPPED IMMEDIATELY. END THE ‘BOXES HOAXES.’ MAGA2024!"

"ARREST DERANGED JACK SMITH. HE IS A CRIMINAL!" Trump added in a follow-up post.

Prosecutors admitted in a court filing on Friday that "there are some boxes where the order of items within that box is not the same as in the associated scans." The prosecutors had previously told the court that the documents were "in their original, intact form as seized."

"The Government acknowledges that this is inconsistent with what Government counsel previously understood and represented to the Court," a footnote in the filing reads.


IN ADDITION....This trial should never been started, the "equal justice under the law" did not prevail here. When they refused to charge Biden for practically the SAME CRIME (because of his age and mental incapacity that he wouldn't remember doing the crimeand the people would only see Biden as an aged, feeble, mentally challenged old man. Just remember this...HIS MIND WAS FUNTIONAL WHEN HE STOLE THOSE DOCUMENTS! But unlike Trump, Biden had no right to even read those top secret documents. He STOLE them and left them in the open in various places.

Where is the crime here?: Tomi Lahren  FOX News 8 hrs ago

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Was Jack Smith's appointment unconstitutional? He has no more authority than Taylor Swift, amicus brief argues  BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS DECEMBER 21, 2023,

Jack Smith’s appointment as special counsel has been a subject of constitutional debate. According to an amicus brief signed by former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese and two law professors, Smith’s appointment was unconstitutional1The argument centers around the process of appointing a special counsel, which typically involves the President or the Attorney General appointing an individual who is then confirmed by the Senate2. Here are the key points from the brief:

Improper Appointment: Attorney General Merrick Garland allegedly “exceeded his statutory and constitutional authority” when he appointed Smith in November 2022. Smith was not nominated by President Joe Biden or confirmed by the U.S. Senate, which raises concerns about the legitimacy of his appointment.

Null and Void Actions: Because Smith’s appointment was deemed unconstitutional, every action he has taken since his appointment is now considered null and void. This includes any legal proceedings related to immunity claims by former President Donald Trump1.

Nationwide Jurisdiction: Despite lacking proper appointment procedures, Smith has nationwide jurisdiction, making him more powerful than any of the 93 Senate-confirmed U.S. attorneys. Federal law allows the attorney general to appoint attorneys to assist U.S. attorneys, but not to replace them1.

Appointments Clause: The appointments clause in the Constitution requires that all federal offices “not otherwise provided for” be established by law. However, there is no statute establishing the Office of Special Counsel within the U.S. Department of Justice, nor is there a statute allowing the attorney general to appoint an inferior officer with the powers given to Smith. Additionally, inferior officers must be controlled by a superior officer, which does not apply to Smith under DOJ regulations1.

In summary, the constitutional validity of Jack Smith’s appointment remains a contentious issue, and legal challenges continue to question the legitimacy of his role as special counsel