Paxton files amicus brief defending President Trump’s constitutional rights after unprecedented Biden raid DOJ
Attorney General Paxton is leading a multi-state coalition in filing an amicus brief with the Atlanta-based United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in support of President Donald Trump, seeking to secure the return of the Privileged documents taken during the Biden administration’s unprecedented raid.
After President Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) ransacked the home of a former – and potential future – political opponent, President Trump asked a special master to determine whether any material protected by attorney-client privilege counsel and executive privilege had been seized. A federal district court then appointed a special master and barred the Biden administration from using potentially privileged documents in the interim.
The Biden administration is now seeking to appeal the decision, in order to review and possibly use privileged documents to further its investigation of President Trump.
“Joe Biden’s commitment to arming the DOJ to prosecute political opponents should deeply concern all Americans,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Given Biden’s track record, combined with his rhetoric demonizing anyone he disagrees with, the courts must be extra vigilant as to how the DOJ can abuse its power to punish President Donald Trump. . At a bare minimum, the Eleventh Circuit should ensure that any inside information taken from President Trump is returned and the special master remains in place.
The memoir notes the multitude of ways the Biden administration leveraged its power to engage in questionable political play, instead of working to advance the interests of the American people. In particular, the brief highlights multiple examples of federal judges determining that the Biden administration failed to act “in good faith” and took “unfair” actions, in addition to blatant and public misrepresentations regarding the extent of federal involvement in “gain of function” research and state illegal immigration policies. Because of the administration’s track record and the extraordinary circumstances of this case, the Eleventh Circuit is expected to uphold the district court’s decision.
As the brief explains: “At a minimum, this Court should view the administration’s assertions of good faith, neutrality, and objectivity with a yellow eye. Therefore, this Court should deny the administration’s request to stay the district court’s order pending appeal and instead allow this documentary litigation to proceed before a neutral special master. »
To read the full amicus brief, click here.