Trump Workers Moved Boxes Just a Day Before DOJ Raid

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Investigators are viewing the timing of moved boxes, which included sensitive information regarding US national security interests and nuclear-related information, as suspicious, and are using the newfound evidence to near a charge.

Newly surfaced details have revealed that two members of former US President Donald Trump’s staff moved boxes containing over 11,000 sensitive government documents a day before agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a US prosecutor visited his Florida Mar-a-Lago estate.

Citing an anonymous source, a US media report detailed that Trump and his workers participated in a “dress rehearsal,” practicing their relocation of documents before Trump even received a subpoena in May of last year. Staffers moved boxers to a storage area on June 2, before Justice Department attorney Jay Bratt and agents arrived on June 3.

An attorney representing one of the two staffers who moved boxes containing sensitive documents said their client was unaware of what was in the boxes at the time, and that the individual was trying to help Trump’s valet, Walt Nauta.

Trump would also keep classified documents in his office where they were visible, and would sometimes bring those documents out to show off to others, evidence gathered by prosecutors indicates.

The timing of Trump’s “dress rehearsal” adds to the weight of the ongoing investigation into his actions, and will widen the timeline of events investigators are examining: his subpoena in May, and the FBI raid on August 8.

These new details will also help prosecutors decide whether or not to charge the former president with obstruction of justice or with mishandling national security secrets.

Trump’s legal team has shared a mockup of their defense with members of Congress, and are attempting to get in touch with US Attorney General Merrick Garland, suggesting a decision on whether to charge Trump may be drawing near.

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New Evidence May Show Trump Was Warned Mar-a-Lago Docs Were Not Automatically Declassified

However, a grand jury in the case has not convened since May 5, shortly after Garland appointed Jack Smith as a special counsel to head the investigation.

Smith is also investigating Trump’s attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election, in just one of several ongoing investigations into the former commander-in-chief.

The 2022 FBI raid in Florida saw Trump accuse Democrats of orchestrating the incident, claiming the move was driven by desires to block the former president from running for a second presidential term.

Trump has claimed he has down nothing wrong, going so far as to state that he had declassified the government files he’d relocated to his Florida residence.

Recent findings, however, have suggested that the US National Archives dispatched 16 records that broke down the correct declassification process during Trump’s time in office.





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