DOJ ‘grasping at straws’ with latest reason for Trump raid

The Justice Department’s reply Tuesday night to Donald Trump’s request that an independent “special master” be appointed to review the documents at the heart of an FBI investigation shows the administration is grasping at straws, shifting the premise on which to indict the former president, contends former acting director of national intelligence Ric Grenell.

“They have completely changed their tune on what the charges were,” he said in an interview Wednesday with Steve Bannon on “War Room.”

First, the DOJ alleged Trump was illegally possessing classified information, to which the former president argued he holds the authority to declassify any document, noted Grenell, who served under Trump. Then, Justice officials leaked to media the claim that Trump was holding nuclear secrets.

Now, in the DOJ’s reply to Trump’s request for a special master, the department is accusing him of obstruction of justice, stating documents likely were “concealed and removed from the Storage Room and that efforts were likely taken to obstruct the government’s investigation.”

“They don’t know what they are doing at DOJ,” Grenell said. “They are grasping at straws.”

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