Trump torched the DOJ on TRUTH Social on Wednesday morning.
Former President Donald Trump laid into the Department of Justice and the FBI on Wednesday morning, responding to recent developments in the aftermath of the unprecedented raid on his Mar-a-Lago home.
According to Fox News, “[i]n the 40-page response filed Tuesday, the Justice Department opposed the appointment of a special master to review documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, saying he ‘lacks standing’ because the records in question belong to the United States, not him. In addition, the DOJ’s filing said documents were likely ‘concealed and removed from the Storage Room and that efforts were likely taken to obstruct the government’s investigation.'”
Trump shared his thoughts on TRUTH Social in a string of early-morning posts.
“Terrible the way the FBI, during the Raid of Mar-a-Lago, threw documents haphazardly all over the floor (perhaps pretending it was me that did it!), and then started taking pictures of them for the public to see. Thought they wanted them kept Secret? Lucky I Declassified!” Trump wrote.
Trump also responded to AG Merrick Garland’s memo to DOJ employees, reminding them that all communications must go through the proper channels and not to speak to members of Congress —a veiled warning for potential whistleblowers.
“Congratulations to the many FBI & DOJ Whistleblowers who have flooded the offices of our Senators & Congressmen/women with really bad things to say about what is going on. This is the time, after many years of lawbreaking & unfairness, to clean things up. All things for a reason. DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!” the former president said on Truth Social.
Team Trump has until 8 p.m. ET Wednesday to file its reply to the DOJ’s opposition to the appointment of a special master.
More over at Fox News:
Trump slams DOJ's filing opposing 'special master,' allegation he tried to 'obstruct' probe: 'I Declassified!' https://t.co/qkkFqrKgF1
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