by Curt_Anderson on August 30, 2022 10:51 am
Wouldn't all this constitute a predicate act?
An official from NARA contacts Trump's team after realizing that several important documents weren't handed over before Trump left the White House.
NARA grows frustrated with the slow pace of document turnover after several months of conversations with the Trump team.
After months of discussions with Trump's team, NARA retrieves 15 boxes of Trump White House records from Mar-a-Lago.
February 9, 2022
News outlets, including CNN, report that NARA asked the Justice Department to investigate Trump's handling of White House records and whether he violated the Presidential Records Act and other laws related to classified information.
February 18, 2022
NARA informs the Justice Department that some of the documents retrieved from Mar-a-Lago included classified material. NARA also tells the department that, despite being warned it was illegal, Trump tore up documents while he was president, and that senior officials in the Trump administration did not properly preserve their social media messages, draft tweets and deleted tweets.
April 11, 2022
The FBI asks NARA for access to the 15 boxes it retrieved from Mar-a-Lago in January.
April 29, 2022
The Justice Department sends a letter to Trump's lawyers as part of its effort to access the 15 boxes, notifying them that more than 100 classified documents, totaling more than 700 pages, were found in the boxes.
May 1, 2022
Trump's lawyers write again to NARA, and ask again that NARA postpone its plans to give the FBI access to the materials retrieved from Mar-a-Lago in January.
May 10, 2022
Debra Steidel Wall, the acting Archivist of the United States, who runs NARA, informs Trump's lawyers that she is rejecting their claims of "protective" executive privilege.
May 11, 2022
The Justice Department subpoenas Trump, seeking documents with classification markings that are still at Mar-a-Lago.
May 12, 2022
News outlets report that investigators subpoenaed NARA for access to the classified documents retrieved from Mar-a-Lago.
June 2, 2022
According to a lawsuit the former President later filed, Trump invites FBI officials to come to Mar-a-Lago to retrieve the subpoenaed materials.
June 3, 2022
Four investigators, including a top Justice Department counterintelligence official, visit Mar-a-Lago seeking more information about classified material that had been taken to Florida.
June 8, 2022
Trump's attorneys receive a letter from federal investigators, asking them to further secure the room where documents are being stored. In response, Trump aides add a padlock to the room in the basement of Mar-a-Lago.
June 22, 2022
Federal investigators serve a subpoena to the Trump Organization, demanding surveillance video from Mar-a-Lago.
August 8, 2022
The FBI executes a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago -- a major escalation of the classified documents investigation.
by islander on August 30, 2022 11:25 am
”you MUST have predicate acts of a crime to legally get [a search warrant]” ---od
Being guilty of a previous crime related to the search can certainly be used to help convince the judge that there is a reasonable cause to issue the warrant. But such proof of commission of a previous crime related to the search is not absolutely necessary.
Although the Fourth Amendment states that "no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause", it does not specify what "probable cause" actually means. The Supreme Court has attempted to clarify the meaning of the term on several occasions, while recognizing that probable cause is a concept that is imprecise, fluid and very dependent on context. In Illinois v. Gates, the Court favored a flexible approach, viewing probable cause as a "practical, non-technical" standard that calls upon the "factual and practical considerations of everyday life on which reasonable and prudent men act".
Courts often adopt a broader, more flexible view of probable cause when the alleged offenses are serious.” *
* Cornell Law School - Legal Information Institute
by oldedude on August 30, 2022 2:17 pm
Welcome to the real world.
Your PC for an exigent is on PC. I'll grant you that. Anything more is as I told Donna. Period. I've been through this process a couple of dozen times. A warrant is not the willy-nilly thing you believe it is. How I articulate what they are, I was told by an US Attorney for OCDETF cases.
You do live near Ottawa, don't you... I'll just "assume" that from now on.