Look, I think we can all agree on one thing. Everybody makes mistakes. I make ’em, you make ’em, it’s part of being human. Hell, even computers make mistakes, They just don’t call them that, they call them Internal Server Errors.
But you shouldn’t make mistakes when you’re being paid not to. If you’re a programmer, sitting at work one day, typing away, and you have an idea for a new app, you can’t write it down and take it home to make it. That’s called protected work product, the company paid you to have that thought.
Likewise, if you’re a harried west wing staffer, and there aren’t enough hours in the day, even if you’re entitled to get them, and you get them every day, you can’t take home the PDB’s to read, and store them in your garage! The staffer that did that got roasted by the FBI and lost his security clearance.
Which is why we’re now on an Indictment Watch for Traitor Tot for violations of the Espionage Act. We know that because The New York Times had broken fresh reporting that states that when Trump left the White House for Mar-A-Lago in January of 2021, he took more than 300 documents with him that had various levels of Classified status stamped on them.
You all know my slogan, Once is an accident, twice is a habit, but 3 times is a fetish. Anybody can make an honest mistake, especially if, like Trump, you wait until 3 days before vacating your room to start packing. A lone document here, a lone document there. But 300 of them?!
But the critical word in this report is documents. The NYT article doesn’t say jack shit about pages, just documents. Any idea of how many of those documents were multi page documents? It is not at all inconceivable that Trump stumbled out of the White House with more than 1000 pages of classified material. And that ain’t no accident, pal.
But it gets even worse for The Mango Messiah. Because the Times goes on to report that in late 2021, when it became clear that at least some of the document boxes would have to be returned, Trump personally went through the boxes, and separated some documents to be taken away and stored elsewhere. As a result, during the search, more documents were found in a location other than the storage locker, and even more documents were recovered from a tub in the closet of Trump’s office.
300 pages is a little less than the content of a Stephen King book. When you get to 1000 pages, you’re approaching the content of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. I know, I’ve read it. Twice. But even if the original purloinment was an honest mistake, when you’re advised of it by the government, and they demand them back, cherry picking which documents you want to send back, and which you want to keep is guilty knowledge and criminal intent.
If the NYT has this information, and has published it, I’m having trouble believing that Merrick Garland and the DOJ are blissfully ignorant. Especially when the FBI says that they aren’t sure that they’ve located every document, if they were stored somewhere outside of the area covered by the search warrant. That’s why we’re on an indictment alert for charges stemming from the Espionage Act, as well as possible Obstruction of Justice. I don’t think that the DOJ will wait long on this. It’s too damn arrogant and in-your-face. The DOJ is going to close this one out quickly. Don’t touch that dial.