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Court Delivers Defeat to Trump on Mar-a-Lago Records

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Former President Donald Trump is facing a gamut of legal and political threats of late, from a number of different establishment entities, and there are growing concerns about how this could affect his already-announced 2024 candidacy.

Trump himself has addressed this issue in his usual confident tone, suggesting that even an indictment wouldn’t stop him from campaigning for the White House.

His legal team, however, is still working feverishly to keep the former Commander in Chief out of the slammer.  This week was not exactly a great week for them.

A federal appeals court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday that former President Donald Trump was entitled to challenge an FBI search of his Florida estate or to have an independent arbiter review documents that were seized from the home.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, including two Trump appointees, repeatedly suggested Trump was seeking special treatment in asking that the “special master” conduct an independent inspection of records taken in the Aug. 8 search of Mar-a-Lago.

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“Other than the fact that this involves a former president, everything else about this is indistinguishable from any pre-indictment search warrant,” said William Pryor, the court’s chief judge, a George W. Bush appointee.

And then…

He added: “We’ve got to be concerned about the precedent that we would create that would allow any target of a federal criminal investigation to go into a district court and to have a district court entertain this kind of petition … and interfere with the executive branch’s ongoing investigation.”

Trump has previously and repeatedly suggested that the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago were all declassified, but his lawyers have not yet presented that argument in front of a judge.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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