(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Gary Stern, a lawyer for the National Archives and Records Administration since 1988, has been revealed as a leftist activist with a lengthy history of targeting right-leaning and centrist presidents, Just the News reported.
Stern was central to the FBI’s attempt to justify the Aug. 8 raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
Stern has a long history of attacking Republicans, beginning with the Reagan administration in 1989, when he was the plaintiff in Armstrong, et al. v. Executive Office of the President during his days at the far-left American Civil Liberties Union.
In the decision, the United State District Court of the District of Columbia sided with Stern, demanding that the out-going Reagan administration keep and maintain electronic records.
The leftist bureaucrat also delivered a speech at a conference in 2021 titled “Preserving Presidential Papers and Archives,” wherein he said that former presidents can be forced to return documents with aid from the militarized intelligence agencies.
If the NARA deems certain documents to be rightfully theirs, Stern said in his speech, “they have something that doesn’t belong to them and is government property and belongs to us.”
Usually people are frightened into compliance, whether legal or not.
But, he added, “If they don’t, we can enforce that with the support of the Department of Justice to file a legal claim.”
According to Katie Sullivan, a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Trump Justice Department, the Mar-a-Lago appears to be a partisan scheme that “was certainly cooked up for some time.”
After the seizure of documents, Trump and his legal team requested to review the documents before the FBI review “in order to ascertain whether any specific document is subject to privilege.”
But the Trump team’s request was blocked by none other than President Joe Biden himself, who has now entered directly into the fray of the partisan FBI raid on his likely 2024 campaign rival.