FBI storms Mar a Lago

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Fakenews

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Classic Bannon Stone flood the zone with shit, they know if the faithful catch wind that their hallowed leader was selling secrets for cash while asking them for cash, well there would be some Hella angry NRA supporters jumping in their pick ups and driving over for chat.
Doubtful the SS guys would have enough men or firepower to combat that much angry dumb.
Man you haven’t been paying attention these pas 6 years. He’ll just claim he was selling DemocRAT secrets and the faithful will lap it up. Actually scratch that - they wouldn’t care period.
 

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Exclusive: An Informer Told the FBI What Docs Trump Was Hiding, and Where​


The raid on Mar-a-Lago was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source, one who was able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents, two senior government officials told Newsweek.

The officials, who have direct knowledge of the FBI's deliberations and were granted anonymity in order to discuss sensitive matters, said the raid of Donald Trump's Florida residence was deliberately timed to occur when the former president was away.

FBI decision-makers in Washington and Miami thought that denying the former president a photo opportunity or a platform from which to grandstand (or to attempt to thwart the raid) would lower the profile of the event, says one of the sources, a senior Justice Department official who is a 30-year veteran of the FBI.

The effort to keep the raid low-key failed: instead, it prompted a furious response from GOP leaders and Trump supporters. "What a spectacular backfire," says the Justice official.

"I know that there is much speculation out there that this is political persecution, but it is really the best and the worst of the bureaucracy in action," the official says. "They wanted to punctuate the fact that this was a routine law enforcement action, stripped of any political overtones, and yet [they] got exactly the opposite."

Both senior government officials say the raid was scheduled with no political motive, the FBI solely intent on recovering highly classified documents that were illegally removed from the White House. Preparations to conduct such an operation began weeks ago, but in planning the date and time, the FBI Miami Field Office and Washington headquarters were focused on the former president's scheduled return to Florida from his residences in New York and New Jersey.

"They were seeking to avoid any media circus," says the second source, a senior intelligence official who was briefed on the investigation and the operation. "So even though everything made sense bureaucratically and the FBI feared that the documents might be destroyed, they also created the very firestorm they sought to avoid, in ignoring the fallout."

On Monday at about 10 a.m. EST, two dozen FBI agents and technicians showed up at Donald Trump's Florida home to execute a search warrant to obtain any government-owned documents that might be in the possession of Trump but are required to be delivered to the Archives under the provisions of the 1978 Presidential Records Act. (In response to the Hillary Clinton email scandal, Trump himself signed a law in 2018 that made it a felony to remove and retain classified documents.)

The act establishes that presidential records are the property of the U.S. government and not a president's private property. Put in place after Watergate to avoid the abuses of the Nixon administration, the law imposes strict penalties for failure to comply. "Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined" $2,000, up to three years in prison or "shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States."

Much more at the link: https://www.newsweek.com/exclusive-informer-told-fbi-what-docs-trump-was-hiding-where-1732283
 

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"I know that there is much speculation out there that this is political persecution, but it is really the best and the worst of the bureaucracy in action," the official says. "They wanted to punctuate the fact that this was a routine law enforcement action, stripped of any political overtones, and yet [they] got exactly the opposite."
Anything they did (or didn’t do) would have been used politically. That is what USA has become. Naive to think otherwise.
 

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That'd work well. First, you'd have to get her head out of her arse.

And as she's pointed out many times, she's not a librarian. That requires a degree from a recognised university. She's a book shelver in a council-run public library.

FKT

Librarian with a big L.

On a related note, we're firing my daughter off to grad school at the end of the week to get a Masters in Library Science.
 

Fah Kiew Tu

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What's a library?

Is that something on the Interweb?

A Masters in Library Science now sounds kind of like taking drafting in the 80's.
Sadly I'd agree, though it depends - getting to the point (or well past it) where the overlap between some IT stuff and library stuff is pretty high. Databases come to mind if they're used well. The search and classification categories get interesting.

I'm a huge fan of public libraries. There's a serendipity factor in browsing walls of books that you simply can't get by using bookfinder, fantastic fiction or similar web sites. I like and use those tools too, but they're better suited to finding stuff you already know exists IMO.

FKT
 

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What's a library?

Is that something on the Interweb?

A Masters in Library Science now sounds kind of like taking drafting in the 80's.

Sadly I'd agree, though it depends - getting to the point (or well past it) where the overlap between some IT stuff and library stuff is pretty high. Databases come to mind if they're used well. The search and classification categories get interesting.

I'm a huge fan of public libraries. There's a serendipity factor in browsing walls of books that you simply can't get by using bookfinder, fantastic fiction or similar web sites. I like and use those tools too, but they're better suited to finding stuff you already know exists IMO.

FKT

An MLS is basically what you need to be a Librarian (with a big "L") or a Research Librarian, which I think is her direction. My understanding is that it's a very important role in academic settings, where they're curating specialized and voluminous amounts of information.

But yes, it's not your grandfather's library anymore, and from looking at the curriculum, there's fairly large crossover between Computer Science and Library Science program content.

I suspect the MLS portions are more on data organization and management, where the CS stuff is making the bits to organize the data. But I could be unclear on the specifics.
 

Fah Kiew Tu

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An MLS is basically what you need to be a Librarian (with a big "L") or a Research Librarian, which I think is her direction. My understanding is that it's a very important role in academic settings, where they're curating specialized and voluminous amounts of information.

But yes, it's not your grandfather's library anymore, and from looking at the curriculum, there's fairly large crossover between Computer Science and Library Science program content.

I suspect the MLS portions are more on data organization and management, where the CS stuff is making the bits to organize the data. But I could be unclear on the specifics.

About what I thought and definitely an interesting area. I wish her a fruitful and challenging career.

On a long voyage in the Southern Ocean I spent my free time writing a classification/retrieval system using an OO language and an object-relational database to hold the actual information. I never continued work on it but - it was interesting what you could come up with, provided things were properly tagged/classified.

I've personally always been more interested in the classification, storage and retrieval end of this sort of stuff.

FKT
 

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Why was it not simultaneously released to the public by the FBI and DOJ the moment the raid began?
A) What do they normally do, and why should Trump be treated differently to any other US citizen?

B) It gave Trump the option to either release or not release the subpoena details. How considerate of them.

Clearly Trump chose the option which suited his purposes best.
 
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