Former President Donald Trump called upon The Supreme Court of the United States to intervene in his ongoing dispute with the Biden regime’s Department of Justice regarding documents stored at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
The Justice Department has “attempted to criminalize a document management dispute and now vehemently objects to a transparent process that provides much-needed oversight,” Trump’s lawyers argued according to Reuters.
The back-and-forth legal saga which began with the unprecedented FBI raid on the home of a former President Aug. 8, has seen multiple reversals, that have culminated in Trump filing an emergency motion with the Supreme Court asking them to reverse a ruling of The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The ruling from the 11th Circuit stopped an independent arbiter or “special master” requested by Trump, to ensure objectivity from examining and vetting 100 documents bearing classification markings to determine if they are in fact, classified.
The special master Judge Raymond Dearie, initially was to have access to the documents before the DOJ had a chance to examine them reversing a ruling from U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon who barred Biden’s FBI from examining them before Dearie had the chance to weed out any privileged documents.
Reuters reported that Trump’s legal team in Tuesday’s filing said Dearie requires access to “determine whether documents bearing classification markings are in fact classified, and regardless of classification, whether those records are personal records or presidential records.”
They added that the Biden DOJ has “attempted to criminalize a document management dispute and now vehemently objects to a transparent process that provides much-needed oversight.”
The 11th Circuit court had ruled with skepticism that Trump has “individual interest” in the documents and asserted he “has not even attempted to show that he has a need to know the information contained in the classified documents.”
The judges, two of whom he appointed, the third appointed by former President Barack Obama, also threw out the argument that Trump declassified the documents despite a sitting President having unilateral declassification authority claiming there was “no evidence” he did so.
“Plaintiff has not even attempted to show that he has a need to know the information contained in the classified documents. Nor has he established that the current administration has waived that requirement for these documents,” the Judges ruled.
They further alleged that the argument is a “red herring because declassifying an official document would not change its content or render it personal.”