President Donald J. Trump will have “much, much, much to say” at this Saturday’s Save America rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Teasing the event via Truth Social on Wednesday, the president wrote: “BIG Rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday Night. Crowds already forming. Much, Much, Much to say. Don’t miss it!”
The Sept. 3 rally will be Trump’s first since the FBI executed the controversial raid of his Palm Beach, Florida, home on Aug. 8, igniting a political firestorm that has yet to die down.
Allegedly over classified documents that the president had kept from during his presidency, the raid angered many on both sides of the political spectrum, raising questions as to whether it might have been politically motivated.
On Aug. 22, Trump’s legal team filed a motion requesting “judicial oversight and additional relief,” including the appointment of a special master to review the documents seized from his home.
“We have just filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida strongly asserting my rights, including under the Fourth Amendment of our Constitution, regarding the unnecessary, unwarranted, and unAmerican Break-In by dozens of FBI agents, and others, of my home, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida,” Trump advised in a statement.
Contending that the FBI had taken documents that were not within the scope of the search warrant, Trump continued:
“We are now demanding that the Department of ‘Justice be instructed to immediately STOP the review of documents illegally seized from my home. … We are demanding the appointment of a SPECIAL MASTER to oversee the handling of the materials taken in the raid. We are further demanding that the DOJ be forced to turn over a REAL, without ‘plants,’ inventory of my property that was taken and disclose where that property is now located. We are demanding that all items wrongfully taken from my home be IMMEDIATELY returned.”
On Tuesday, the Justice Department filed a response to Trump’s motion, holding that the president lacked the legal standing to seek judicial relief or oversight regarding the documents as “those records do not belong to him,” but to the U.S. government.
Asserting that the president’s argument was not likely to succeed, the DOJ further held that “this Court lacks jurisdiction to adjudicate Plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment challenges to the validity of the search warrant and his arguments for returning or suppressing the materials seized.”
With a hearing on the matter scheduled for Thursday, the president will undoubtedly address the subject in his rally remarks on Saturday.
Others slated to speak at the event include three Republican political candidates: Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Doug Mastriano, U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz, and congressional candidate Jim Bognet.
Doors will open at 8:00 a.m., with guest speakers’ remarks beginning at 4:00 p.m. and the president’s remarks to follow at 7:00 p.m.
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