What was Grenell carrying by hand?

Last Friday, photographers spotted ADNI Grenell toting a satchel of documents into Department of Justice.

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Must be his security man walking to his right, coat unbuttoned.  What was Grenell carrying?

  1. Theory 1: It was a nonverbal signal, a bunch of additional papers that he wanted to be seen as carrying by hand.  To whom was the signal directed?  It had to be someone who knew or could guess what was in the satchel.  Who would that have been?
  2. Theory 2: It was a smoking gun of some kind with Obama’s fingerprints all over it, and Grenell did not want anyone else to hand deliver it to Department of Justice.  He might feel the need if he felt his normal ODNI messengers would not permit something contra Obama to survive or that his normal ODNI messengers would blab about it to defend Obama.  Possible alternate: former DCI Brennan, another man with loyalists in ODNI.  And we know that there were plenty of both kinds of loyalists in ODNI.  But this goes slightly against theory #1.
  3. Theory 3: It’s a MacGuffin, Clause 27, two letters of transit signed by General De Gaulle, cannot be rescinded. Grenell is taunting someone.

But the real question is: who was his audience?  Grenell wanted to taunt, bypass, signal someone.  Who was it?

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