Clinton Lawyer: Trump Could Be Disqualified from Running

The news of the day on Monday was the FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home in Florida.

I suspected from the outset the move was politically motivated.

Former Clinton attorney Mark Elias has confirmed that.

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So, we know that Trump took approximately 15 cases of materials that belonged to the National Archives.

Much was made about this at the time, but it was honestly much ado about nothing.

It is not uncommon for presidents to take records on the way out the door for their memoirs, then return them to archives later, albeit with permission.

That was not the case here, though, as Trump had stated that the records taken were mostly personal notes and such from other world leaders he thought he was entitled to.

However, there were records deemed classified and related to national security.

Then-US Archivist David Ferriero wrote, “Because [the National Archives and Records Administration] identified classified information in the boxes, NARA staff has been in communication with the Department of Justice.”

If early reports on the raid are true, this was an attempt to ensure all records were, in fact, returned.

If not, there are some serious repercussions that Trump will face in this unprecedented move.

Former Clinton campaign attorney Marc Elias explained, “The media is missing the really, really big reason why the raid today is a potential blockbuster in American politics.”

He then broke down US Code Title 18, Section 2071, which states, “Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”

He concluded, “Yes, I recognize the legal challenge that application of this law to a president would garner (since qualifications are set in Constitution).

“But the idea that a candidate would have to litigate this is during a campaign is in my view a ‘blockbuster in American politics.'”

Constitutional expert Jonathan Turley also chimed in…

Trump has also responded, stating, “Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.

“After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”

He continued, “It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024, especially based on recent polls, and who will likewise do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections.

“Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries.”

So, in my opinion, this only plays out one of two ways.

The FBI comes up empty, and they send the Trump movement into overdrive, putting him right back in the White House.

Or, they learn that the FBI recovered classified materials that were still at Trump’s residence and indict him for violating US Code Title 18, Section 2071, disqualifying him from ever being able to run for office again.

Source: Fox News

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