Tie him even more closely to coverup effort...
- New allegations in the classified documents case against Trump deepen his legal jeopardy as he braces for possible additional indictments related to efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
- To the extent that evidence of Trump’s involvement in trying to delete video is circumstantial rather than direct, it might present a challenge for prosecutors, said David Aaron, a former Justice Department national security prosecutor who has worked on cases involving the mishandling of classified documents.
- (Justice Department via AP)FILE - An aerial view of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is seen Aug. 10, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. A third defendant has been charged alongside former President Donald Trump and his valet in the classified documents case in Florida, court records show.
- (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)The updated indictment against former President Donald Trump, Walt Nauta and Carlos De Oliveira is photographed Friday, July 28, 2023.
- But if they can tie the effort to Trump, he added, “it’s devastating in its own right, because it doesn’t matter at that point what he thought he had the right to do, or whatever other defense he’s going to have about the classified documents.
- That’s in and of itself very bad.” It could also help prosecutors establish that Trump knew what he was doing was wrong because “you only delete video of what you’ve done if you think it’s going to get you in trouble,” Aaron said.
WASHINGTON (AP) Its a stunning new allegation in an already serious case Former President Donald Trump sought to delete MaraLago surveillance footage to obstruct the Justice Departments investigat [+6333 chars]