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The Bigger Picture: Feds Brought Props to Mar-a-Lago for Infamous Staged Photos.

Recent Court Filings Reveal How the FBI May Have Manipulated Pics from the Raid.

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Oh, really? You mean Donald Trump doesn’t have piles of papers lying around with pages that say “top secret” in large red type? A new report sheds light on the infamous Mar-a-Lago pics…

According to The Daily Caller, the FBI brought “props” to the raid on Mar-a-Lago to seize documents from former President Donald Trump.

In a recent court filing, Jay Bratt, the DOJ prosecutor assigned to special counsel Jack Smith’s team, revealed that FBI agents brought cover sheets reading “top secret” to the raid of Mar-a-Lago to use as placeholders in their gathering of classified documents.

“[If] the investigative team found a document with classification markings, it removed the document, segregated it, and replaced it with a placeholder sheet. The investigative team used classified cover sheets for that purpose,” Bratt wrote in a recent filing.

The photos of the documents from the raid immediately went viral, with many in the mainstream media using the pictures as proof that Trump kept classified papers.

According to the DCNF, “In a May filing, Waltine Nauta, Trump’s defense attorney, wrote that the placeholders which the FBI brought to the scene to mark classified documents in stacks were out of place.”

“Following defense counsel’s review of the physical boxes…and the documents produced in classified discovery, defense counsel has learned that the cross-reference provided by the Special Counsel’s Office does not contain accurate information,” Nauta wrote.

“[Thirteen] boxes or containers contained documents with classification markings, and in all, over one hundred unique documents with classification markings…were seized. Certain of the documents had colored cover sheets indicating their classification status. See, e.g., Attachment F (redacted FBI photograph of certain documents and classified cover sheets recovered from a container in the ‘45 office’),” Bratt wrote in an August 2022 court filing.

“In other words, in their zeal to stage a phony photo using official classified cover sheets, FBI agents might have failed to accurately match the placeholder sheet with the appropriate document. This is a potentially case-blowing mistake, particularly if the document in question is one of the 34 records that represents the basis of espionage charges against Trump,” journalist Julie Kelly reported.

So Jack Smith’s team mishandled classified documents — and they’re accusing Trump of mishandling classified documents?

Remember, they always accuse you of what they’re doing…