I’ll admit, I was almost childishly gleeful in writing my last article chronicling the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals emergency ruling smacking kiddie judge Cannon around like a tetherball. For the last 2 weeks, every time I wrote about this case, I was so sick of judge Cannon’s shit I couldn’t wait to pile on myself.
But personal satisfaction aside, the ruling handed down by the 11th Circuit Court today goes much farther than officially advising traffic court judge Cannon that she will never be leaving that one courtroom building in a backwater town. It plainly and clearly opens they way for Traitor Tot’s worst legal nightmare.
In their decision today the 11th Circuit just gave Attorney General Merrick Garland a wide open, 4 lane highway to criminally charge Traitor tot for the unauthorized possession of the documents. All of them.
Think about this for a moment. In their ruling the judges didn’t just dump shine all over Cannon’s head for her craven stupidity in her ruling. They went the extra step. They went on to totally and completely demolish every single Trump legal proffer for why it was legal for Trump to control and possess those documents. They made it crystal clear that regardless of the classification of any of those documents, Trump had failed miserably in providing so much as one shred of evidence as to why he had personal interest in possessing documents that were the results of somebody else’s proprietary efforts.
Now, as difficult as it may be, cast that mongoloid idiot Cannon from your mind for the moment. Instead, go back a little farther, to the affidavit that the DOJ presented to a federal judge in order to get the search warrant for Mar-A-Lago. Because therein lies the keys to the proverbial kingdom.
Federal district court judges don’t give out search warrants like Halloween candy. In their affidavit, the prosecution has to show sufficient evidence that federal crimes took place, and that evidence of those crimes could be found at the location they wanted to search. The DOJ presented compelling enough evidence of both for the judge to issue the search warrant.
In their affidavit, the DOJ quoted 3 different federal crimes surrounding Trump’s possession of the documents in Mar-A-Lago, including violations of The Espionage Act. And in their affidavit, two of the three crimes alleged no classification restrictions, the mere unauthorized possession of the documents was in of itself a criminal violation of the law. Personally, I believe that’s one of the reasons that the DOJ included them, Trump just to possess them to be a criminal.
But what did the 11th Circuit Court do today? In one fell swoop, using exquisite detail because they were dealing with a judicial imbecile, the 11th Circuit Court totally demolished the Trump legal arguments, clearly showing that, regardless of their classification, Trump had failed to show personal proprietary interest in a single one of those documents. They all belong to The American People, to quote the ruling.
Thanks to the 11th Circuit court of Appeals, the prosecution runway is now clear, and DOJ1 is now cleared for takeoff. In their ruling today, the appellate court basically verified and affirmed every charge that the DOJ laid out in its criminal affidavit in order to get the search warrant in the first place. They didn’t just slap down idiot judge Cannon, they basically validated the criminal charges that the DOJ used in their affidavit.
Don’t look for anything to happen tomorrow. We’re within the 60 day window that the DOJ self police’s against making any announcements that could affect a national election. But with the sudden oficial judicial seal-of-approval of the strength of their case from the 11th Circuit Court, there’s no prohibition from the DOJ quietly going before the grand jury to present their evidence, and asking for sealed indictments. And starting on November 9th, all bets are off. Don’t touch that dial.