Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Trump raided by FBI - takes the 5th - Update IV

It was thought Rudy Guiliani would be thrown under the bus by Trump in 2019. A body can make book it will happen this time. The FBI seized 11 sets of restricted or secret documents including 1 ultra top secret 'signals intelligence', which are intercepted phone or email communications. Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information is a level of classification above top secret. These are among the most sensitive types of classified material the US has. Any 'normal' citizen caught with these documents would be in jail.
The list includes four sets of "top secret documents", three sets of "secret documents", and three sets of "confidential" documents.
Trump pushed back on reports that some of the documents the FBI sought at Mar-a-Lago included information related to nuclear weapons. “Nuclear weapons issue is a Hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a Hoax, two Impeachments were a Hoax, the Mueller investigation was a Hoax, and much more. Same sleazy people involved.” Trump said on his 'Truth Social'. The Washington Post reported the FBI was seeking documents containing information on nuclear weapons. Trump is suggesting documents were planted.
Vito Genovese, the 'king of the rackets,' invoked a Fifth Amendment plea more than 150 times in 1958 as a Senate committee accused him of crimes from racketeering to murder. In 1959, his reign as boss ended when he was convicted on narcotics conspiracy charges and sentenced to 15 years in prison. He died there in 1969.
During a campaign stop in September 2016, Trump compared those who invoke the Fifth Amendment to mobsters. The former president invoked his right against self-incrimination a reported 400 times during a deposition at the New York attorney general’s office. In a lengthy, boring statement, Trump blasted New York Attorney General Letitia James as being politically motivated and alleged he "did nothing wrong." Yet again Trump claims a 'witch hunt'.
“These are dark times for our nation” Trump declared when he announced his mansion at Mar-A-Lago had been raided by FBI agents on Monday night. Dorkus Eric Trump gave Fox news his expert take on the raid. The FBI's raid was related to the materials the former president brought to his private residence after his presidency concluded. FBI officers left with 20 boxes of documents.
Trump failed to meet the requirements of the national Archives Act by keeping the documents, instead of turning them over at the conclusion of his presidency. Some contained classified materials.