Special Counsel Jack Smith hit Trump with 3 additional charges in the investigation into classified documents stored at Mar-a-Lago
“Trump has been charged with three new counts, including one additional count of willful retention of national defense information and two additional obstruction counts, related to alleged attempts to delete surveillance video footage at the Mar-a-Lago resort in summer 2022.” CNN reported.
Smith also charged a third defendant in Trump’s classified documents case on Thursday.
Jack Smith charged Carlos De Oliveira, a maintenance worker who helped Trump aide Walt Nauta move boxes of documents around at Mar-a-Lago.
Carlos De Oliveira, 56, has been added to the obstruction conspiracy charges filed in the original charges.
Surveillance video turned over to the DOJ showed Nauta and Carlos De Oliveira moving the boxes of classified documents around after the DOJ issued a subpoena.
No documents were destroyed!
Special counsel Jack Smith has charged a third defendant, Carlos De Oliveira, in the Trump Mar-a-Lago classified documents case, according to court files.
Former President Donald Trump and his aide, Walt Nauta, were charged last month. Both have pleaded not guilty to all charges.
De Oliveira was the maintenance worker who helped Nauta move boxes of classified documents around Mar-a-Lago after the Justice Department first subpoenaed Trump for classified documents last May.
CNN has previously reported that surveillance footage turned over to the Justice Department showed Nauta and De Oliveira, moving document boxes around the resort, including into a storage room just before Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran searched it for classified documents.
Justice Department officials came to Mar-a-Lago the day after Corcoran’s search, and Corcoran handed over 38 classified documents he had found. Yet the FBI retrieved more than 100 more classified documents when it searched Mar-a-Lago in August, both in the storage room and Trump’s office.
Special Counsel Jack Smith recently indicted Trump on 37 federal counts in Miami.
Trump was charged with 31 counts of willful retention of national defense information and 6 other process crimes stemming from his conversations with his lawyer.
Walt Nauta, a Mar-a-Lago aide, was indicted along with President Trump as a co-conspirator.
Trump and Nauta both pleaded not guilty to all charges.
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