Report: Trump is Not a Spy, Just a Thief and Hoarder (ALLEGEDLY)

“Merde-a-Lardo has a basement?”

Turns out that there were more than 300 stolen, classified documents at Merde-a-Lardo:

The initial batch of documents retrieved by the National Archives from former President Donald Trump in January included more than 150 marked as classified, a number that ignited intense concern at the Justice Department and helped trigger the criminal investigation that led FBI agents to swoop into Mar-a-Lago this month seeking to recover more, multiple people briefed on the matter said.

In total, the government has recovered more than 300 documents with classified markings from Trump since he left office, the people said: that first batch of documents returned in January, another set provided by Trump’s aides to the Justice Department in June and the material seized by the FBI in the search this month.

The previously unreported volume of the sensitive material found in the former president’s possession in January helps explain why the Justice Department moved so urgently to hunt down any further classified materials he might have.

And as a point of clarification, that doesn’t mean 300 classified pages, a document can be many pages. A report is one document. A manual is one document.

The point is that the sheer volume of what Hair Füror stole is as concerning as what he stole. It does matter that the stuff is classified, but classified or not, it is still stolen property and a lot of it. The fact that the debt-laden grifter more likely than not wanted to profit from it somehow is secondary. Remarkably, the DOJ still isn’t certain they’ve got everything, and they want to review security footage from Merde-a-Lardo to see if there might be clues as to even more stolen loot.

And if you are a lawyer, you might find some amusement from The 4th Reich as they made a filing yesterday. The twice-impeached LOSER  wants a special master to go through the seized materials and to return anything that they shouldn’t have been stolen. It’s all stolen.

Marci Wheeler, of course, has the very concise analysis:

(More Marci’s analysis at her website is worth the read)

But for more in-depth legalese (and you don’t need to be a lawyer to understand or appreciate this)

And while more technical, this is still approachable and funny as Eichenwald’s outrage keeps building:

And there’s this little bit of info about how the National Archives tried to get the stuff back in 2021:

So what do we conclude: Hair Füror isn’t necessarily a spy, but he is a thief and a hoarder and he’s trying to stall by squid-inking with a ridiculous legal gambit that might get even more lawyers disbarred.

UPDATE 1: Tiger Beat on the Potomac Misses The Point, Entirely:

TRUMP MAKES HIS MOVE — The former president requested a “special master” to be appointed to go through the documents the FBI seized and screen for material protected by executive privilege, per Josh Gerstein and Kyle Cheney. The filing “also confirmed aspects of the timeline related to the Mar-a-Lago search, including the fact that the Justice Department issued two subpoenas prior to the search.” Trump’s demand will go to either Magistrate Judge BRUCE REINHART or District Court Judge AILEEN CANNON, a Trump appointee.

Read the filing here

It a document has executive privilege, by definition it belongs to NARA. Outside of his passports, everything seized belongs to the United States and not to Trump.

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13 Responses to Report: Trump is Not a Spy, Just a Thief and Hoarder (ALLEGEDLY)

  1. Redhand says:

    It takes my breath away just to think about how stupid, reckless, incompetent, criminal, and traitorous this living piece of sh*t is. How he ever became President at all is stunning and a searing indictment of the weaknesses in our form of government. Even Suetonius and Procopiuswould be appalled. 😉

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  2. Worth noting that a U.S. passport is also government property.

    Ҥ 51.7 Passport property of the U.S. Government.
    (a) A passport at all times remains the property of the United States and must be returned to the U.S. Government upon demand.”

    My guess is that the documents he wants back are the ones attached to the classified documents that detail how much each one is worth on the open market, and how much he’s collected on it so far.

    My biggest concern in this is that we’re never really going to know how much damage is done. He’s not going to sell the actual document, he’s only selling copies. Unlimited copies. So, how many has he already sold (or given away to fulfill a promise, or just look like a big tough man).

    I think we can assume that every authoritarian world leader has a full set of these, and that the confidentiality of these documents has entirely left the building.

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  3. roket says:

    While our failed political press is screwing the pooch, today the lawyers are arguing the facts. They really should have taken the time to read up on the definition of a Special Master before running with it.

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/special_master

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  4. w3ski4me says:

    Still clinging to executive privilege. Poor nitwit. He really doesn’t get it that he is no longer an executive and has no privileges. He’ll be muttering executive privilege as they strap him in the gas chamber.
    w3ski

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  5. Cheryl says:

    It’s Marcy, not Marci. Please get her name correct, she has certainly earned it.

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  6. Green Eagle says:

    I think it is worthwhile to note the opinion of Michael Cohen on this issue, as nobody seems to understand Trump as well as he does. Cohen believes that there is virtually nothing on Trump’s mind these days but staying out of prison. Everything he does is aimed toward that end. Cohen thinks that Trump took this material as a last resort, to blackmail the government into not prosecuting him, backing down to the threat of releasing vital security data if they charge him. Oh sure, I am positive that he was thinking that he could make a pile of money selling this stuff to Putin or Bin Salman (maybe Kushner’s $2 billion is already a result of that) but I suspect Cohen is right that this miserable criminal intended to use the material to hold the government hostage.

    The really scary thing is that I find it hard to believe that the bastard didn’t make multiple copies of all of these documents, and stash them away who knows where- maybe already out of the country.

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  7. CalicoJack says:

    Oh thank goodness, the email lady didn’t get elected then! If this is what a person as good and virtuous as Trump does can you imagine what someone as devious and deceptive as Clinton would’ve done?!? We really dodged a bullet that time.

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