The day before Justice Department agents searched Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s Florida mansion, to search for classified documents, two employees of the former president removed several boxes and moved them to a warehouse. For this reason, the FBI believes that Trump possibly obstructed the investigation.
The handyman and a Trump valet at the White House they moved the boxes without knowing what was inside themas shown by a video from the security cameras and one of the employees has confessed to the prosecutors, according to the ‘Washington Post’.
The FBI suspects that this execution of such a clear order, just one day before the raid was to take place, had the purpose of hiding any of the documents that he took with him from the White House upon leaving office so that they would not be seized.
[Un juez ordena publicar parte de la declaración jurada que permitió el registro a Donald Trump]
Investigators have evidence that, before May 2022, the date on which Trump and his team were subpoenaed, the former president already made a dress rehearsal for moving confidential documents.
In addition, there is evidence that Trump had some of these documents stored in the storage room where the two employees were working when they removed the boxes and took them to another location.
The worker’s testimony is significant for prosecutors, since reveals details about how Trump moved and hid documents to prevent them from reaching the Department of Justice.
“He was seen on the Mar-a-Lago security video helping Walt Nauta move boxes to a storage area on June 2, 2022. My client saw Mr. Nauta moving the boxes and offered to help him“The maintenance worker’s lawyer, John Irving, told the ‘Post’. Walt Nauta is Trump’s other aide.
These new discoveries come as the special prosecutor in charge of the investigation, Jack Smithrecently obtained evidence that could put Trump’s defense in serious trouble.
[Así es la mansión de Donald Trump que el FBI ha registrado (incluido el vestidor de Melania)]
Last week, ‘CNN’ reported that the National Archives have 16 records showing that Trump and his aides were aware of the correct declassification process, which Take down Trump’s defense argumentaccording to which they were unaware that they had to follow a specific procedure to declassify the documents they took.