The witch hunt never stops.
While Trump’s home did not technically get raided again, the Justice Department and FBI investigators have recently acquired new evidence that suggests the potential obstruction of the investigation concerning classified documents discovered at ex-president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
Unnamed sources cited by The Washington Post have reported that additional evidence has surfaced in the investigation. The evidence reportedly stems from the use of emails and text messages from a former Trump aide, which investigators are utilizing to determine whether Trump went through the boxes after a subpoena was issued for their surrender.
The latest revelations underscore the extent to which special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into the possible mishandling of hundreds of classified national security documents at Trump’s Florida residence and private club is centered around whether Trump obstructed the government’s attempts to retrieve all of the sensitive materials, either directly or indirectly.
As per the Post’s report, the team investigating Trump has been concentrating on incidents that occurred subsequent to Trump’s advisors receiving a subpoena in May of last year that ordered them to return all classified documents.
Smith is working towards determining whether Trump or any other individuals mishandled national security papers, and if there is adequate evidence to pursue charges of obstruction of the investigation by presenting the case before a grand jury.
Trump spokesman Steven Cheung reacted to the news of this by saying, “The witch hunts against President Trump have no basis in facts or law.”
“The deranged special counsel and the DOJ have now resorted to prosecutorial misconduct by illegally leaking information to corrupt the legal process and weaponize the justice system in order to manipulate public opinion and conduct election interference, because they are clearly losing all across the board,” he added.
The statement further drew attention to the investigation of President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents, along with Hillary Clinton’s utilization of a personal email server during her tenure as Secretary of State, implying that these incidents were more severe than any wrongdoing that may have taken place at Mar-a-Lago.