Fake Document Appears in Trump Mar-a-Lago Case
A government document mysteriously appeared last week in the federal case regarding the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home but there were indications that it was fake.
The document purported to be from the US Treasury Department, claiming that the agency had taken possession of some documents related to the Mar-a-Lago raid. The document also included a warrant ordering CNN to preserve “leaked tax records.”
The document appeared on the court’s docket late Monday afternoon and was labeled “MOTION to Intervene by U.S. Department of the Treasury.” It remained on the docket until the following Thursday before being caught as a fake. An AP review of dozens of court records and multiple interviews “suggest the document originated with a serial forger behind bars at a federal prison complex in North Carolina.”
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The incident, and the length of time it took to recognize it, implies that the court clerk was tricked into believing it was real. This calls the vulnerability of the U.S. court systems overall and the integrity of the Mar-a-Lago case in particular, which hinges almost entirely on documents.
The revelation already has some on Twitter accusing Trump of orchestrating the creation of fake evidence to be used against him.
Fake filing on court docket in Trump Mar-a-Lago case linked to North Carolina inmate: Report https://t.co/aklPszlUDu This is a bullshit effort by Trump and the rest of his treasonous supporters to try and make it appear that the documents he stole from the whitehouse were fake.
— futureshock (@Wwalke21J) September 17, 2022
please watch, retweet and/or favorite this worthy and worthwhile YouTube video: Trump Planted Fake Document for the Department of Justice at Mar-a-Lago to Deceive Merrick Garland https://t.co/c9lt2DUJLK
— A Devoted Yogi (@ADevotedYogi) September 17, 2022
Others speculate alternative origins of the document.
What about this FAKE document found in the papers taken from Mar a Lago? A riveting document that would hurt Trump it was forged. Now people understand why search warrants have to be specific. Already it seems things are being planted Anyone know more?
— Hembree1 (@Hembree6001) September 17, 2022
@thedemocrats weaponized the federal government against #Trump beginning in 2016. Hillary's fake dossier, Russia! Russia! Russia!, spying, the Ukraine call, Election 2020, #January6th, Mar-a-Lago.
It's the Democrats who've carried out a coup and war against America.
— Constantine XI Dragases Palaiologos (@DecapitareVivit) September 17, 2022
And that's bad considering it's real… and nothing has been done about it. Fbi had social media's like Twitter suppress it etc… they keep trying to come up with charges against Trump and nothings worked yet. Even tried to put fake documents at the Mar a Lago trial 😅🤣🤣🤣
— Justin Boykin (@Boykin10Boykin) September 17, 2022
Look, Ma-some docs subject of Mar a Lago raid aren't just fakes, but obvious ones that a 3rd-grader would spot but fooled a fed ct clerk. Tell me again why we're supposed to trust federal "institutions"?
Phony doc lands on ct docket in Trump search case https://t.co/BebAwxufEz
— Scott St. Clair (@PiperScott1949) September 16, 2022
Either way, this incident has thrown the accuracy of the court, and its eventual decision, into question.
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