Above: Insurrectionist Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaking at the Trump rally on January 6, 2021.

The most corrupt state attorney general in America, the under-indictment AG of Texas, Ken Paxton, who is the go-to source in the “Texas Pipeline” for politically motivated lawsuits in Texas Courts, is joined by ten other political hack Republican AGs in defending Donald Trump’s bogus claims over classified documents, in complete disregard for the national security of the United States. Servile obeisance to their “Dear Leader” is the only thing that matters to these corrupt Republican attorneys.

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The Washington Post reports, GOP attorneys general back Trump in court fight over Mar-a-Lago documents:

Texas’s Ken Paxton and 10 other GOP state attorneys general came to the defense of former president Donald Trump on Tuesday in his legal fight over documents the FBI seized last month, filing an amicus brief in a federal appellate court that argued the Biden administration could not be trusted.

In a 21-page document that repeated numerous right-wing talking points but that experts said broke little new legal ground, the officials accused the Biden administration of “ransacking” Mar-a-Lago, the Florida home of the former president, during an Aug. 8 court-authorized FBI raid and of politicizing the Justice Department.

Using the courts to file political manifestos is an abuse of power of the office of attorney general.

The search, which stemmed from an investigation into whether Trump and his associates improperly took and held on to secret government papers, resulted in the discovery of numerous sensitive documents. Trump’s attorneys then asked for a special master to examine all of the approximately 11,000 seized documents and exclude those that may be covered by attorney-client or executive privilege. [These privileges do not apply to highly classified documents.] U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon agreed to the request and barred criminal investigators from using the material until the review is completed. The Justice Department contested parts of Cannon’s decision and asked the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to override her.

The amicus brief urges the appellate court to deny the appeal. “Given Biden’s track record, combined with his rhetoric demonizing anyone he disagrees with, the courts must be on high alert to the ways in which [the Justice Department] may abuse its power to punish President Donald Trump,” Paxton, whose office led the effort, said in a statement Tuesday.

This is not a legal argument. It is a political diatribe of GQP grievance politics. It is an abuse of power of the office of attorney general to file such garbage in court.

The Utah Attorney General’s Office confirmed that the state has joined the amicus brief but declined to comment further. Representatives of the other attorneys general did not respond to requests for comment.

I’ll bet. They should be embarassed and ashamed, but Republicans feel no shame.

Amicus briefs are documents filed by parties not directly involved in a legal contest to inform judges of additional, relevant information. But the one filed by the attorneys general reads more like a political document than a legal brief, legal experts said.

The attorneys general from Texas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Louisiana, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia do not elaborate on the core legal issues Trump is contesting — executive privilege and whether the documents found at his Florida estate were actually classified — according to John Yoo, a legal expert [and war criminal – author of the torture memos] on executive privilege who reviewed the brief at The Washington Post’s request.

The term “executive privilege” is mentioned only once in the filing, and the text doesn’t provide new information that could help determine whether the government documents found at Trump’s property are classified. The privilege is usually invoked to shield executive branch communications from Congress or the courts, not from an agency within the branch itself, such as the Justice Department.

Instead, the GOP officials list a wide array of grievances [the only thing Republicans are good at] against the Biden administration, including how it handled immigration law enforcement and its response to the coronavirus pandemic, that do not appear directly related to the case. They argue that the administration’s “questionable conduct” in policymaking and litigation means courts should treat the Justice Department’s appeal with caution.

This is amplifying Trump’s attacks on the DOJ, the FBI, and the intelligence agencies to avoid accountability at law. This is anti-law enforcement, directly contrary to the core function of state attorney general. Spare me that “party of law and order” bullshit. They are lawless Republicans.

“[T]he brief is a political document that “just doesn’t address any of the issues at stake,” said Yoo, who worked in the George W. Bush administration’s Justice Department.

Paxton has previously used his office to intervene in courts on behalf of Trump and other right-wing causes. In 2020, Texas attempted to sue Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania over the 2020 presidential election, in a long-shot attempt to overturn Joe Biden’s victory. The Supreme Court dismissed that case.

The lawyers who signed this bried should all be disbarred.

The brief is “of course a political stunt,” said Jon D. Michaels, a law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles who studies presidential powers. “The officials are playing to the fierce MAGA bases in their states,” he said.

Again, this is an abuse of power of the office of attorney general.

I am surprised that our partisan hack attorney general Mark Brnovich aka “Nunchucks” (or is it numbnuts?) did not sign onto this bullshit amicus brief. Do NOT vote for Big Lie election denier Abraham Hamadin, who will be s bad if not worse than Nunchucks.




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