On Tuesday night, Greg Kelly of Newsmax took a sharp stab at the indictment of former President Donald Trump, emphasizing how the images of the countless boxes in the indictment are purposely misleading. Kelly specifically stressed that the FBI only retrieved 102 classified documents, even though the indictment presents dozens of boxes. While on his show, he pointed out that one box can fit hundreds of document pages, rendering the limited number of documents seized by the FBI not even enough to fill one box.
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The former President is facing a federal grand jury indictment for his handling of classified documents, including securing the documents in cardboard boxes during his presidency, which were later transported to the Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, a non-authorized location for classified documents. The indictment further alleges that Trump exposed classified documents to individuals lacking security clearance twice; once, during a meeting where he presented a “plan of attack” by the Department of Defense to a group of individuals consisting of a writer, publisher, and two staff members, and the other, when he revealed a classified military operation map to a representative from his action committee.
Great point by @gregkellyusa — The indictment includes pictures of dozens of boxes supposedly showing mishandled documents.
The indictment says 102 documents were seized.
Here’s what 600 pieces of paper looks like in one box. pic.twitter.com/D6UMpPixnd
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In March 2022, the FBI started investigating the unauthorized possession of classified documents at The Mar-a-Lago Club, leading to the grand jury’s investigation. Trump stands accused of both obstructing the FBI and grand jury investigations.
However, the indictment raises questions. Recently, an FBI agent who led the seizure operation of the Mar-a-Lago club admitted that he had “strong concerns” about the move. In a letter from Jim Jordan, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, details the Committee’s concerns about the impending indictment and arraignment of Trump.
One of the concerns raised was the decision to have the Washington Field Office carry out the search instead of the Miami Field Office, which leads to questions about the involvement of headquarters in the investigation. D’Antuono, the former Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, was confused as to why the Miami Field Office, responsible for cases in the region, was not leading the operation.
Another point of concern was the lack of involvement of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the case, which is unusual for a high-profile matter. It is still unclear why Department officials chose to back the National Security Division to handle the case with Jay Bratt, head of the Department’s counterintelligence division, as the lead prosecutor.
D’Antuono disagreed with the decision not to seek consent before executing the search, saying that seeking consent from President Trump would have been a more appropriate approach. He also noted the benefits for all parties involved with consent.
D’Antuono further disagreed with the decision not to include President Trump’s attorney in the search. He emphasized that working with the attorney to seek consent before obtaining a search warrant would have been a more suitable course of action.
The current indictment appears baseless and accuses Trump of crimes he didn’t commit. The handling of the case from the start raises concerns that the indictment is politically motivated. Those who drive it have even seemingly ignored proper legal procedures and basic norms, and it is clear that the prosecution’s misconduct is evident in the way the investigation and the arrests have been conducted. It seems that truth and justice have taken a back seat to political grandstanding and bias.