In the wake of T-Rump’s classified documents scandal, more unsealing this afternoon of the actual scene of the crime, the search warrant affidavit: ‘The new version of the affidavit still keeps a number of investigative details secret. But it reveals more about what agents had learned by the time they executed the search at Mar-a-Lago on Aug. 8, including specifics of how security camera footage captured a key Trump aide moving boxes both before and after he was questioned by the FBI.‘
Nothing surprising, other than obvious criminall activity:
NEW: I’ve taken the liberty of COMPARING the two versions of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit. Below, everything in the red boxes is what was revealed TODAY. 1/ pic.twitter.com/zFn5S5ZOSn
— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) July 5, 2023
Details via Matt Young at The Daily Beast late this afternoon:
A more complete version of the federal search warrant affidavit for Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate was unsealed Wednesday, providing several new, unredacted details in an ongoing legal saga that the former president continues to claim is a witch hunt against him despite mounting evidence to the contrary.
The insight comes after a federal judge in Florida ruled Wednesday that more information be made public from the affidavit, which chronicles the FBI’s search for top secret documents stashed in multiple rooms at Mar-a-Lago.
While Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart denied a request for the entire document to be made public, he ruled that “additional portions of the search warrant application should be unsealed.”
In one newly unredacted section, FBI investigators write that “it was always FPOTUS’s practice to store accumulated documents in boxes, and that continues to be his practice.”
Appears as if seen before, but wasn’t — a new view of old boxes of classified documents (image found here):
A previously unseen photograph of boxes piled in a storage room at Mar-a-Lago also shows a massive trove of 61 boxes stacked together in a storage room at the Florida resort. “The purpose of the photograph was to show FPOTUS the volume of boxes that remained in the STORAGE ROOM,” the document says. Between 85 and 95 boxes were found in all.
The case against the T-Rump appears as if a legal onion — you peel off layers of deceit.
Further from CNN, also late this afternoon, with a note on a special ‘witness‘ on video:
While the details match much of what was included in last month’s indictment of Donald Trump and his co-defendant Walt Nauta, the less-redacted search warrant affidavit reveals the extent of what prosecutors knew before asking to search the Florida property for documents or other evidence last summer.
The search affidavit, which still has several pages of redactions, describes with more public detail what prosecutors could see on spring 2022 surveillance footage from multiple angles outside a basement storage room where classified documents were kept in boxes at Mar-a-Lago.
The affidavit also includes at least one photo of boxes stacked in a room and captures how investigators believed boxes from Trump’s presidency were “relocated” or had been moved around.
“Video footage reflects that evidence has been moved recently,” prosecutors wrote in the court record. “It cannot be seen on the video footage where the boxes were moved when they were taken from the storage room area, and accordingly, the current location of the boxes that were removed from the storage room area but not returned to it is unknown.”
The affidavit said that the FBI’s review of security footage provided by the Trump Organization showed a person identified as “witness 5” moving boxes of documents around the estate throughout 2022, including on June 1, 2022, when he’s “observed carrying eleven brown cardboard boxes out the ANTEROOM entrance. One box did not have a lid on it and appeared to contain papers.”
Witness 5 is not named in the document. Nauta was accused in the indictment of obstruction and lying to investigators. Nauta is expected to plead not guilty in federal court in Miami on Thursday. Trump has pleaded not guilty.
“The day after that, on June 2, 2022, WITNESS 5 is observed moving twenty-five to thirty boxes, some of which were brown cardboard boxes and others of which were Bankers boxes consistent with the description of the FPOTUS BOXES, into the entrance of the ANTEROOM,” the filing said.
And the surreal drama continues.
Plus the swagger of a horrible liar shit-boasting — this from a couple of days ago:
Boxes full of wondrous, bravado-boosted ‘Top Secret‘ shit, or not, once again here we are…
(Illustration out front is of a New York state high-school student exhibit: ‘The piece was displayed during student-driven art show at Shenendehowa High School. It consisted of at least 12 identical black-and-white pictures of Donald Trump. There was also a sign above the pictures that read, “Draw on Me.” Using markers from the art classroom, Isome students opted to scribble critical messages and profanities on the pictures‘ — and found here.)