Thursday 25th of July 2024

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A new court filing unsealed on Tuesday in the Trump classified documents case revealed federal agents were prepared to use 'deadly force' when executing a raid at Mar-a-Lago in 2022.

That raid on the ex-president's home ended with the FBI seizing hundreds of documents containing classified information. 

Trump, 77, is now criminally charged for mishandling top secret documents taken to his Florida estate after he left office. 

In the former president's motion challenging the legality of the FBI's raid filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the filing notes an 'Operation Order' produced in discovery which contained a 'Policy Statement' regarding 'Use of Deadly Force.'

The filing says the Order states 'for example, "Law enforcement officers with the Department of Justice may use deadly force when necessary..."' 

It also says 'the agents planned to bring "Standard Issue Weapon[s]," "Ammo," "Handcuffs," and "medium and large sized bolt cutters," but they were instructed to wear "unmarked polo or collared shirts" and to keep "law enforcement equipment concealed.'"

The agents started the raid around 9am on August 8, 2022 and stayed until around 6:40pm.

Trump's legal team argued that the raid of Mar-a-Lago was unconstitutional. 

On Tuesday evening, Trump posted on Truth Social after leaving criminal court in New York he 'was shown Reports that Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ, in their Illegal and UnConstitutional Raid of Mar-a-Lago, AUTHORIZED THE FBI TO USE DEADLY (LETHAL) FORCE.'

He also sent out a fundraising email with the subject line 'They were authorized to shoot me!'

In a statement to ABC News, the FBI said 'The FBI followed standard protocol in this search as we do for all search warrants, which includes a standard policy statement limiting the use of deadly force. No one ordered additional steps to be taken and there was no departure from the norm in this matter.' 

The ex-president pleaded not guilty to 37 criminal charges in the case, some of which carry a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. 

Trump is accused of enlisting aides and lawyers to help him hide the records officials requested he return.

Unsealed documents on Tuesday also revealed that Trump's lawyers found additional classified documents in the ex-president's bedroom months after the August raid.

The revelation was detailed in an unsealed opinion from Judge Beryl Howell from March 2023 where she found prosecutors brought sufficient evidence that Trump mishandled classified documents.

The opinion states that even after the raid, more classified-marked documents were uncovered in November 0222 in a leased storage unit, in the office at Mar-a-Lago in December 2022 and 'apparently sometime thereafter in the former president's own bedroom at Mar-a-Lago.' 

The judge wrote further down 'Notably, no excuse is provided as to how the former president could miss the classified-marked documents found in his own bedroom at Mar-a-Lago.' 

Earlier this month, Trump-appointed District Judge Aileen Cannon postponed the classified documents trial indefinitely. 

She cited a number of outstanding pre-trial issues to be resolved.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13444539/fbi-donald-trump-raid-deadly-force-mar-lago.html

 

GUSNOTE: THE RAID HAPPENED WHEN TRUMP WAS NOT AT MAR-A-LAGO.... ONE COULD SUSPECT THAT A FRIENDLY FBI OFFICER WARNED HIM WAY IN ADVANCE SO HE WOULD NOT BE FOUND TO BE ARGUING WITH THE OFFICERS, BE CHARGED WITH OBSTRUCTION, RESISTING ARREST AND SENT TO THE GULAG... MEANWHILE THE "LIBERAL" (NAZI-LEFT BIDEN-FRIENDLY MEDIA) IS SAYING THAT TRUMP IS EXAGGERATING IN REGARD TO THE GUNS AND THE HIDEN IDENTITY OF THE RAIDERS....

 

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At today's House Weaponization of the Federal Government Committee hearing, Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY) spoke to Bryan Malinowski's family's attorney Bud Cummins about the deadly ATF raid.

Harriet Hageman: 'I Find This Absolutely Frightening'

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-8FItdrhsg

 

WASHINGTON D.C. – The attorney for former Little Rock airport Director Bryan Malinowski testified before the House of Representatives subcommittee on “the Weaponization of the Federal Government” Wednesday.

The hearing put Arkansas at the center of the discussion of what is right and what is wrong for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

‘It’s a senseless tragedy’ Family attorney speaks on death of Bryan Malinowski following Tuesday ATF raid

The Malinowski family attorney said ATF agents were in place at a parking lot near Malinowski’s home to execute a search warrant on the airport executive’s home a week before they did on March 19, but abandoned the attempt because they learned the airport executive was not there.

Bryan Malinowski died as a result of an ATF search warrant where he fired at agents. An affidavit shows Malinowski sold guns at gun shows from his personal collection at a rate the ATF alleged crossed a line for when a private seller is required to get a federal firearms license (FFL).

Private sales do not require background checks and is commonly referred to as the gun show loophole where those who cannot legally possess a gun can easily acquire one.

Bud Cummins, attorney for the Malinowski family, told U.S. House representatives that the line he allegedly crossed is very “murky” and the ATF should have taken less drastic action.

 

“He loved his career. He loved being in the airport management business. If anyone had ever suggested to him that his weekend hobby was in any way threatening that, he would have immediately been hands off, but nobody told him,” Cummins said.

Bryan Malinowski, the Little Rock airport executive shot by ATF agents, dies from injuries

The Arkansas attorney also said that there were 57 seconds between when ATF agents covered the lens of the front door camera and when Malinowski was shot in the forehead with retaliatory fire. All of this happened well before sunrise.

“We are making a big deal at 6 a.m., but this is the standard time law enforcement executes arrest warrants and executes search warrants,” Rep. Dan Goldman (New York-D) said.

One thing that was not standard procedure was the lack of body cameras. According to Cummings neither the ATF nor the Little Rock Police Officers present were wearing any.  If true, it goes against a 2021 Presidential policy.

 

Virgin Islands Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D) stated only a third of ATF agents are currently wearing body cameras.

“I have specifically requested from Congress the funding from Congress so that everyone can wear those body cams, but my colleagues have denied that,” Plaskett said.

Malinowski’s widow, Maer, was present but did not testify. The only thing on her lips were tears she wiped away as they rolled down her face.

“Mrs. Malinowski I feel like we owe you an apology on behalf of the American government,” stated Rep. Gregory Steube (Florida-R).

 Attorney of former Little Rock airport exec Bryan Malinowski releases video events ahead of deadly ATF raid

“It is inappropriate to be drawing conclusions before the results of an investigation are released,” Plaskett said.

Whether any changes come from the deadly search warrant is yet to be seen. Ohio Rep. Warren Davidson (R) said there were less invasive means and he hopes a statute or practice can be drafted to deescalate future warrant searches.

The Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is currently investigating the Malinowski raid. Sixth Judicial District Prosecutor Will Jones said Wednesday the file is still in review.

The ATF rule change on private sellers implemented on May 11, 2024, is also in the court system. Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin is working to stop the rule’s implementation. His office said it is still waiting on a ruling.

 

Plaskett brought up Malinowski’s job as an example and a reason why the ATF changed the language of the rules it enforces on private sellers.

The ATF removed any language of the gun sales having to be linked to a person’s “livelihood” or main source of income. The current rule implemented applies to those who sell guns “predominately to earn a profit.” Malinowski could sell many firearms but did not rely on gun sales as his primary source of income because he was the highest-paid official in Little Rock’s government.

Malinowski family’s lawyer reacts to congressional letter sent to ATF https://www.kark.com/news/state-news/d-c-lawmakers-hold-hearing-on-little-rock-airport-executive-bryan-malinowskis-death/

 

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Josh Hawley SCREAMS AT Merrick Garland over Mar-A-Lago raid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJxOVF9-hv4

 

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