As Donald Trump continues to face unprecedented legal trouble, much of it stemming from the law enforcement wing of the Biden administration, his lawyers have been forced to unleash furious new arguments on his behalf.
Trump’s storage of government documents at Mar-a-Lago has been elevated to the level of a “crisis” by the liberal media and the Biden administration, in yet another attempt to denigrate Trump ahead of his likely 2024 presidential campaign. This, despite the fact that Trump has declared that the items were declassified prior to their transport.
Now, as the legal drama carries on, Trump’s lawyers are going for the DOJ’s figurative jugular.
Former President Trump’s legal team opposed the Justice Department’s motion to continue its review of classified documents seized by the FBI during its raid of Mar-a-Lago last month, slamming the entire investigation as “unprecedented and misguided,” and one that has “spiraled out of control,” while stressing that the government has not yet proven that the records “remain classified.”
In a filing Monday morning, Trump’s legal team said the Justice Department is seeking to “limit the scope of any review of its investigative conduct and presuppose the outcome, at least in regard to what it deems are ‘classified records.’”
Then came the heat:
“This investigation of the 45th President of the United States is both unprecedented and misguided,” Trump’s lawyers said in the filing. “In what at its core is a document storage dispute that has spiraled out of control, the Government wrongfully seeks to criminalize the possession by the 45th President of his own Presidential and personal records.”
Trump’s legal team added that the court’s order “is a sensible preliminary step towards restoring order from chaos.”
“The Government should therefore not be permitted to skip the process and proceed straight to a preordained conclusion,” they wrote.
The DOJ’s investigation comes at a perfect time for the Democratic Party’s midterm hopes, leading to speculation that the investigation in nothing more than a political stunt.