I’m not saying that Traitor Tot isn’t going down on J6 related charges for the insurrection, all I’m saying is that it would be icing on top of the cake. Trump is going down, and hard!
An hour or so ago, The Washington Post broke a report that just put the final nail in Trump’s criminal coffin. They reported, based on 3 anonymous sources familiar with the matter, that some of the documents the FBI went to recover with their search warrant were for classified US military nuclear secrets.
Just a quick historical aside. In June of 1956, American citizens Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed in federal prison. Their crime? They were convicted of trying to sell classified US nuclear secrets to Russia. That’s how seriously the US government takes their nuclear secrets.
A quick tutorial. Trump left office on January 20th, 2021. Realizing that he was a National Security risk, President Biden declined to extend the usual courtesy of a modified classified security rating for Trump. Trump was warned in advance by both the National Archives, as well as the NSA not to remove the documents he was packing from the White House. But of course, being Trump, he did it anyway.
There are actually 4 different security classifications in the US government. The lowest is classified, and as such the easiest to get. The next one is secret, which is followed by top secret. But there’s one more. It’s called Compartmentalized Top Secret. That means that even if you’re fully vetted, with a You Secret Clearance, if you don’t have a special clearance, you can’t see it. It is highly likely that at least some of the documents and files that Trump absconded with were in that category.
Which begs the simple question, why? Sweet Jesus, Trump doesn’t even read the comics page. He wouldn’t touch his PDB unless it had colorful graphs and cartoons. Why would
Trump bother to take those documents down to Mar-
A-Lago with him? Was Trump’s post presidential retirement going to be an interest in nuclear fusion? It makes no sense.
Unless you consider the fact that Trump’s name is mud, his business is bleeding red ink, he has hundreds of millions of personal debt coming due in the next 2 years, and no reputable US bank will deal with him. But what about the possibility of selling sensitive US secrets to foreign leaders, many of them unfriendly to the US, that he spent 4 long years cultivating?
I’m not saying that Trump is going to be executed for treason, because he won’t but the DOJ has a bird-in-the-hand case. They don’t have to prove criminal intent. Trump had no security clearance. He was warned in advance not to take the documents. He chose to take them anyway, and then he stored them in a non secure location. It’s the kind of case that federal prosecutors dream of.
But let’s just put one thing to rest. Whatever your feeling about Merrick Garland and his handling of the J6 investigation, remember one thing. In personally signing off on the Mar-A-Lago search warrant, and calling Trump’s bluff by having the DOJ move to make the search warrant and inventory public, Garland has made it clear that he won’t hesitate to indict Trump if the evidence calls for it. Don’t touch that dial.