Appeals court says Justice Department can use classified…

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  1. Thread from politico reporter

    > BREAKING: Appeals Court panel *grants* DOJ request for a stay of parts of Judge Cannon’s ruling.

    > “[Trump] 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 panel delivered a pointed critique of Cannon’s reasoning, describing it as “self-evident” that DOJ must review the potential disclosure of national security secrets to prevent harm to the public.

    > The three-judge panel — two appointed by Trump and one by Obama — **concluded that Cannon likely abused her discretion in the way she barred DOJ from accessing classified documents.**

    > MORE: The appeals panel calls the issue of declassification a “red herring,” noting that even if true, **Trump would still have no personal interest in retaining the records.**

  2. “In any event, at least for these purposes, the declassification argument is a red herring because declassifying an official document would not change its content or render it personal. So even if we assumed that Plaintiff did declassify some or all of the documents, that would not explain why he has a personal interest in them,”


  3. Unanimous decision by three judges, two of which (Brasher and Grant) were appointed by trump.

    Tomorrow, Trump will petition the Supreme Court to intervene. Meanwhile, I look forward to watching the mental gymnastics performances of conservatives trying to explain how Brasher and Grant are actually ANTIFA sleeper agents working for George Soros.

  4. If I could meme on this sub I would post the smuggest face I could to all the doomers who said they would go for Trump’s ruling.