Even with the mainstream media having finally acknowledged yesterday that the DOJ is investigating Donald Trump, that’s still not the full story. About a month ago, Palmer Report pointed to the publicly available information which made clear that there were actually multiple DOJ investigations into Donald Trump’s actions. Sure enough, news out of the DOJ helps underscore this.
When the DOJ carried out a search and seizure warrant against Jeffrey Clark and John Eastman last month, it was reported at the time that it was actually being done by the DOJ Inspector General. This made sense, as Clark was a DOJ official when he committed his election crimes. But what about Eastman?
Now a new court filing today reveals that after the DOJ Inspector General used a warrant to seize Eastman’s phone a month ago for his internal probe, main DOJ also obtained a warrant to access the contents of Eastman’s seized phone. Although this court filing is just now being made, the second warrant was apparently secured fifteen days ago. So why does this matter?
For one thing, it all but confirms that John Eastman is on his way to being criminally indicted. This eliminates any notion that the DOJ is merely investigating Clark and Eastman for potential workplace misconduct Clark’s part, as obtaining this second warrant would have required prosecutors to demonstrate that they have strong reason to believe that Eastman committed a crime.
Beyond that, it helps confirm that the DOJ isn’t just investigating the Trump election plot on one front. There are (at least) two distinct DOJ investigations into the Trump fake elector plot alone. And as Palmer Report has been fond of pointing out, when Congress tried obtaining evidence in order to investigate the classified documents that Trump took with him when he left office, the DOJ responded with a letter essentially confirming that it was already investigating Trump for taking the documents. Since that time it’s been reported that this particular DOJ probe has also reached the grand jury stage.
So this means the DOJ has at least three different active grand jury investigations into Donald Trump’s various schemes – and that’s just what we know of. Given that these various probes have only become public knowledge because of something in a court filing, or a bystander seeing a seizure warrant being carried out, or the media spotting a grand jury witness sneaking into the courthouse, think about how many additional DOJ probes there may be into Trump’s various criminal plots. Even now, we probably only know perhaps 5% of what all the DOJ has been doing with these various Trump-related probes. The rest of it is still secret, and won’t start to fully come out until indictments start flying.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report