Then Washington Post points out something that SHOULD worry him…..
Not the crime of keeping something he had no right to…..
But the ‘cover up’ of doing so….
Ask a whole lot of people who got convicted for the same thing….
Donald Trump it appears spoke to a LOT of people about the classified files he had in his home….
He also enlisted several people to help him keep the stuff until the FBI showed and took the files back….
It is evident that the Feds KNOW about EVERYTHING about the location of the files and how Trump did NOT secure them…
‘Loss lips sink ships’……
It’s been apparent for a long time that this case wasn’t just about Trump possessing classified documents when he shouldn’t; it was about allegedly failing to return them when legally required to and, importantly, obstructing efforts to retrieve them.
The superseding indictment drives home how much this trial will be about the alleged coverup.
The most vivid new scene in the indictment adds to what would seem to be a wealth of evidence of alleged obstruction of justice.
The previous version of the indictment was perhaps notable for what we learned from Trump attorney Evan Corcoran. Corcoran’s notes and testimony described multiple instances of Trump apparently not subtly suggesting that documents might go away without being returned to the authorities. At one point, Corcoran in his notes described Trump making a plucking motion, as if suggesting any “really bad” — in Corcoran’s words — documents should just be removed.
But that’s not all the government is working with.
In adding De Oliveira to the case, it describes a scene from weeks after the scenes described by Corcoran.
The basics, according to the indictment: The Justice Department on June 24, 2022, subpoenaed Mar-a-Lago security footage. That day, Nauta changed his travel plans to go to Mar-a-Lago. He arrived June 25, and he and De Oliveira soon went to a security guard booth which contained surveillance monitors. They also approached the storage room where the documents were kept and pointed out the location of surveillance cameras.
Two days later, De Oliveira allegedly had a conversation with an employee who worked with someone in the IT department. After taking the employee to a room and asking that their conversation be kept confidential, De Oliveira allegedly asked the employee about deleting a server with 45 days of security footage on it. When the employee said they didn’t know if such a thing was authorized, De Oliveira allegedly told him “the boss” wanted it deleted….
The other big significance here: The government is no longer just charging Trump with having the documents and obstructing efforts to get them back; it apparently signals an intent to prove that his decision to keep the documents actually resulted in his exposing sensitive information.