Who is guilty of stealing presidential documents and spying?
On August 12, Judge Bruce Reinhart approved the Justice Department’s motion to unseal the search warrant used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to search Mar-a-lago, the residence of US President Donald Trump. The unsealed warrant reveals that the radical left is following the same pattern of previous attacks on Trump. Some of the details further expose the corruption of the current regime.
There are three statuses in the to guarantee that Trump is accused of violating. The warrant authorizes the seizure of “evidence, contraband, proceeds of crime, or other items unlawfully possessed in violation of 18 USC §§ 793, 2071, or 1519.” A lawyer broke them down by writing:
18 USC § 793 – also called the Espionage Act. This law “prohibits communicating, transmitting or handing over to any person who is not authorized to receive it ‘any document, writing, … or note relating to national defence’, or attempting to do so”.
18 USC § 2071. This statute prohibits the deletion of “any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or anything else, filed or filed with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office … .”
18 U.S.C. § 1519. This statute prohibits the destruction of “any record, document, or tangible object with intent to obstruct, interfere with, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of a department or agency of the United States.”
In summary, Trump is accused of destroying classified evidence or having classified evidence that could pose a threat to national security. The wording of the articles of association is so broad that it opened the door to the search warrant aimed at “[a]all governmental and/or presidential documents created between January 20, 2017 and January 20, 2021” – classified or not.
Yet when these laws are examined, we find that they cannot be used to target a former president. The president has the ultimate power to declassify any presidential document or record. These laws have never been used against a former president before. There are laws governing how these files are handled. The Presidential Archives Act was created in 1978, following the Watergate scandal, and asserts that the government retains complete ownership of the presidential archives. In theory, the president can declassify anything he wants, but the documents are the property of the National Archives.
In summary, the two main questions are: Did Trump violate the Espionage Act? And did Trump mishandle the president’s records, classified or declassified? Contrary to mainstream media reports, the responses reveal that these laws were abused by a former president, but it wasn’t Donald Trump.
The Espionage Act
In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Espionage Act with bipartisan support in response to German espionage; however, he has a long history of abuse by Democrats. The Washington Reviewr Explain“But as left-wing understacker Matt Taibbi pointed out, ‘Anyone who’s thrilled at the idea of trying to prosecute a former president under the Espionage Act has blackened the recent history of this law.’ It’s a story of liberal Democrats invoking a notoriously overbroad law to restrict freedom of the press and penalize criticism of government policy, which Wilson used to unjustly imprison socialist presidential candidate Eugene Debs.
It was not used again until Barack Obama’s presidency. “In 2013, the Obama Justice Department used the Espionage Act to justify wiretapping mainlines and 30 separate Associated Press phones,” the report continued. Washington Examiner. “He spied on the phones of Fox News reporter James Rosen and named him a ‘co-conspirator’ in an Espionage Act leak case. The Obama administration, wrote the former New York Times Journalist James Risen in December 2016, “prosecuted nine cases involving whistleblowers and leakers, compared to just three by all previous administrations combined.”
This unprecedented targeting of whistleblowers and journalists is made possible by the overly broad language of the law. The Washington Examiner explained in more detail:
Another section, 793(g), is a conspiracy charge that says anyone who conspires to help a source deliver such material has committed the same crime. In other words, much journalism could be prosecuted as a crime, as could the conduct of former government officials, even presidents. This gives government prosecutors license to target and jail political opponents, like Wilson targeted and jailed Debs.
Obama, Biden and all senior officials in his government’s agencies are guilty of violating this law when they attacked Trump with the hoax and collusive espionage with Russia. All leaks to New York Times and Washington Post during the Trump years could also be prosecuted under this law. It was actual espionage against the President of the United States. But now the Joebama administration is using this overbroad law to target Trump. The radical left is adept at leveraging poorly written laws to achieve its goals.
Presidential Archives Act
The other accusation against Trump is that he was in possession of classified documents and mishandled presidential records. In fact, this raid was partly initiated by Obama-appointed National Archivist David Ferriero, who raised the question that Trump might have documents belonging to the archives. The Washington Post suggested that these files might contain information on nuclear weapons.
Yet every president since the law was signed into law has kept his own presidential records secret after leaving office, whether to write memoirs or hide information. In fact, the law actually helps keep records secret from the public. “In reality, the Presidential Archives Act is the Presidential Near-Perpetual Secrecy Act,” wrote James Bovard at New York Post. “Former presidents pocket multi-million dollar advances for their memoirs while their records are mostly quarantined for decades by the citizens they often misgoverned.”
President George W. Bush issued an executive order that transformed the law into a means of blocking information. Some of that was reversed in 2014. However, the worst abuser of hiding information with the Presidential Records Act is Barack Obama. Bovard continued, “Obama’s White House attorneys have repeatedly invoked the Presidential Records Act to ‘delay the release of thousands of pages of President Bill Clinton’s White House documents.’ Politics reported. At the end of his presidency, Barack Obama trucked 30 million pages of his administration’s archives to Chicago, promising to digitize them and eventually put them online, a move that has outraged historians. To date, not a single file from Obama’s presidency has been made available.
In other article, Bovard explained how Obama continued to obstruct access to documents. “In 2011, the Obama Justice Department formally proposed allowing federal agencies to falsely claim that [Freedom of Information Act]- the requested documents did not exist. The American Civil Liberties Union complained that the plan had perverted ‘a law designed to allow public access to government information to enable federal law enforcement agencies to actively lie to the American people’. House the final say on whether a freedom of information law can be approved.
Why isn’t there doj investigation or FBI raid on Obama’s archives where 30 million presidential documents are kept? If they can raid Trump’s house and seize documents, then any president since 1978 is in legal danger. Trump simply took documents that he declassified or wanted to keep, like every other president in history has done. Even if Trump were found guilty, you can’t go to jail for breaking this law.
The real violation of the law
The legal case to justify the warrant is flimsy at best. These laws were cited to achieve a broad enough mandate to include any material that could be used to attack Trump or to protect Obama and the “deep state.” However, these laws reveal the total anarchy of Barack Obama, who is the real president guilty of espionage and hiding files.
It’s Obama’s model: blame others for what you’re guilty of and make it so confusing that people won’t go into the details. Trumpet editor Gerald Flurry lays this out in America under attackwriting:
Satan has the power to conduct great evil and not only to hide it, but also to accuse others of committing it. We saw it with Obama’s use of the deep state in general and the Mueller investigation in particular. This is an example of the “deeps of Satan” that Jesus Christ warned against (Revelation 2:24). You can prove the true purpose of the Mueller investigation; but Satan knows that if he complicates it enough to require deep study to understand it, most people will not dig into it, and he can deceive them. The mighty way in which Obama is working to destroy the nation he was twice elected to lead is one such “depth”.
There is a spiritual cause behind the raid on Mar-a-lago and the other corruption within the US government. His goal is to erase the United States as we know it. Only one book can tell you why and what comes next. America under attack exposes the utter anarchy of Barack Obama and the Deep State, and it can help you get through those tumultuous days in the republic.