Donald Trump did, and now Mike Lindell was trying to make an exception in the law that would allow the Trump inner circle to avoid the FBI and ask special masters to review everything, because the FBI is clearly made up of just awful people who are out to get it. his to get Trump and his inner circle. The “team” believes they are the only people in the country immune from search warrants signed by judges based on very serious and cautious FBI affidavits. It more or less worked with a mega-MAGA Judge Cannon in Florida (though now partially reversed), but it certainly didn’t work when Mike Lindell sued the FBI in Minnesota before a Trump-appointed judge. The judge threw out the motion like a bad burrito. Mike Lindell can’t get his phone back. He’s just like any other American.
Of law and crime:
A federal judge in Minnesota, appointed Thursday by Donald Trump, rejected a motion for a temporary restraining order filed yesterday by local counsel and self-proclaimed constitutional adviser Alan Dershowitz on behalf of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
“Yesterday.” The judge did not need a treaty to dismiss the motion.
U.S. District Judge Eric C. Tostrud strikingly cited a Wednesday ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that substantially enforced the special master order of another Trump-appointed district judge in the ongoing Mar-a-Lago clash between the former president and the DOJ .
Like the Trump case, the judge noted, Plaintiff Lindell is seeking return of property as DOJ is under active criminal investigation (Lindell has not been charged with any felony and is considered a “subject”):
Many MAGAs believe the FBI is spiraling out of control, on a mission to destroy Trump, and recklessly roaming the country, grabbing everything they need to build a massive “hoax” against Trump. Of course, few of them take into account that the FBI needs a warrant signed by a federal judge to obtain all of this stuff. The warrants are based on affidavits for probable reasons. The judges know that these cases will be so controversial that they will want the double or triple proof they would normally need just to be on the safe side. In fact, the FBI probably also knows that it’s better to be three times sure in an average case.
After considering all of the above, it is overwhelming that Alan Dershowitz helped a Minnesota attorney file the motion. Dershowitz specialized in teaching criminal law and criminal procedure law. Few people in the country know the system better than he does. Dershowitz may be a Trump apologist and willing to take ridiculous positions on television. But he is believed to be one of the sane ones in actual court records. It is strange. He knows the motion was ridiculous.
Team Trump will not be able to demand special masters in all cases, with the exception of Trumpy. They got away with it before Judge Cannon, but probably won’t find such a friendly forum again.
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