Trump teases constitutionally-grounded legal action against Justice Department

by mcardinal

Willie R. Tubbs, FISM News


Former President Donald Trump says he has a plan to bring forth an as-yet-unspecified legal claim against the U.S. Department of Justice.

According to both Trump and his legal counsel, the former of whom posted on Truth Social while the latter appeared on the Mark Levin show, this challenge will be rooted in the Fourth Amendment.

“A major motion pertaining to the Fourth Amendment will soon be filed concerning the illegal Break-In of my home, Mar-a-Lago, right before the ever important Mid-Term Elections,” Trump posted. “My rights, together with the rights of all Americans, have been violated at a level rarely seen before in our Country. Remember, they even spied on my campaign. The greatest Witch Hunt in USA history has been going on for six years, with no consequences to the scammers. It should not be allowed to continue!

On the Levin show, James Trusty, a former federal prosecutor now working with Trump, said the legal team would “weigh in very strong and very hard” with an attack on the merits of the search warrant used by the FBI to conduct a search of Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home in Florida.

“It should be something that gets publicly filed. So the whole United States will get to read this thing,” Trusty said.

Neither Trump nor Trusty offered any specifics of when the motions will be filed. Trusty said only that the legal action was “coming very soon.”

The Fourth Amendment, which protects Americans from “unreasonable searches, and seizures of his person, his houses, his papers, and all his possessions,” certainly contains key words that match what the FBI took from Mar-A-Lago.

Trusty hinted that the argument against the warrant will be that it was a fishing expedition rather than a specific search for particular items.

 “[The] Fourth Amendment requires particularity,” Trusty said. “It requires narrowness to the intrusion on the person’s home. And this warrant had language in it. And keep in mind, all we’ve seen is a warrant and an inventory. But the warrant has language in it about if you find a classified document, you can take the whole box around it, and you can take any boxes near it. And that’s really the functional equivalent of a general search. There’s just no limit to that kind of scope in the warrant.”