I used those quotation marks for a reason. That title isn’t me talking, it’s a gentleman by the name of Brad Moss. Who is Brad Moss? Brad Moss is one of the premier criminal national defense attorneys in the country. If you’re a defense contractor who happens upon documents you’re not cleared to see, and get caught, Brad Moss will be there. If you’re a whistleblower revealing national security secrets, call Brad. If you take sensitive documents home to work on them from there, and get caught. Brad is your man.
The title of the article is actually Mr. Moss’s title on the opinion piece he posted on The Daily Beast today, that’s why I used it. Moss contends that at this point, there is little that the DOJ neds to do but to perp walk Traitor Tot out of whatever schlock palace he’s staying in at the moment, put him in front of a judge, and get the criminal ball rolling. His logic is simple and convincing;
- Trump was in unauthorized possession of National Defense documents, namely documents properly stamped with the correct classifications on each page
- The US government officially notified him that he was not permitted to keep or store those documents at Mar-A-Lago
- He continued to possess the documents, and even allegedly undertook to conceal them in other places to make them harder to find and obtain
In the words of Brad Moss in the article, That’s the ball game folks. And remember, this is a guy who makes a living trying to find cracks and crannies in the National Security code for his clients to slither through. And he thinks this case is a slam dunk!
So, what do you charge Traitor tot with? Take your pick. The lowest hanging fruit is Obstruction. That one is a no brainer. Trump had unauthorized possession of National Security documents. Trump was officially advised to return those documents, most riki-tik. Not only didn’t he do so, he undertook to hide those documents, part of an active criminal investigation from the government if they came to look for them. Tic-Tac-Toe.
And then there’s violations of The Espionage Act. And I really like this one, for the simple reason. The classification of the documents don’t mean shit. Basically, it doesn’t matter if you possess the nuclear launch codes, or a copy of the Defense Department cafeteria menu, if the document falls under the National Defense umbrella, and you’re not authorized to possess it, welcome to Chateau Bow-Wow.
Knowing a troglodyte like Trump, I’m sure that there are more charges that could follow. But the Holy Grail of criminal prosecution is to start with the low hanging fruit, and work your way up from there. Once you get the miscreant into the federal system, you can always add superseding indictments later on. This is by far and away the most authoritative analysis I’ve heard from someone who makes his living defending people accused of these kinds of crimes. Don’t touch that dial.