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Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:51 AM

The USDOJ just filed court documents arguing that Trump has no idea what he's talking about

The US Justice Department just filed court documents arguing that Trump has no idea what he’s talking about

MATTHEW CHAPMAN, ALTERNET - COMMENTARY
01 DEC 2018 AT 07:12 ET

One of the most popular arguments on the right to excuse President Donald Trump from wrongdoing ahead of any findings from the Russia investigation is to claim that the investigation itself is corrupt — and these arguments typically center on the idea, with no evidence whatsoever, that the FBI lied to the judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court when pursuing a warrant to probe Trump’s presidential campaign.

Trump himself has made this claim on Twitter, saying that “the Trump Campaign for President was illegally being spied upon” for “the political gain of Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC,” and that “the DOJ, FBI and Obama Gang need to be held to account” because they “Misled the Court to provide a pretext to SPY on the Trump Team.” And he even recklessly moved to declassify sensitive documents surrounding the surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, in the attempt to try to prove this misconduct.

But Trump is wrong. And in fact, he is so stunningly wrong that his own lawyers with the Department of Justice had to take the extraordinary step of saying, in a filing to the D.C. District Court for a Freedom of Information Act case, that Trump essentially has no idea what he’s talking about on FISA classification, and that what he says on Twitter cannot be presumed to be evidence of anything:








The idea that the FBI misled FISA judges to get a warrant against the Trump campaign has been debunked by the release of the FISA applications, revealing that there was a perfectly solid legal basis to investigate Carter Page amid his suspicious travel to Russia.

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https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/us-justice-department-just-filed-court-documents-arguing-trump-no-idea-hes-talking/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 09:03 AM

1. I like it! The old defense that our client is an idiot, so don't believe anything he says,

is a time tested classic.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 09:33 AM

2. K&R and to the Greatest page for visibility. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 09:56 AM

3. K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 11:09 AM

4. This is really amusing

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