A Tale of Documents and Deception
Unravel the intricate story of how boxes of documents were moved from Mar-a-Lago, the day before the Justice Department officials arrived. This intriguing narrative involves Donald Trump, his staff, and a series of events that led to an unexpected discovery.
In June 2022, Donald Trump’s staff moved boxes of documents from a storage room at Mar-a-Lago. This move happened just a day before a visit by Justice Department officials.
The Special Counsel
Jack Smith, the special counsel, is investigating Trump’s handling of classified information. The investigation was triggered by a subpoena issued in May 2022 for the return of the documents.
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The Dress Rehearsal
Prior to receiving the subpoena, Trump’s office conducted a ‘dress rehearsal’ for moving government documents. This was done as Trump did not want to hand over the documents, which he considered his property.
Allegations surfaced that documents were moved as part of a ‘witch hunt’ designed to derail Trump’s presidential campaign. Trump’s lawyer made this claim in response to the allegations of documents being moved.
The timeline of events reveals a series of back-and-forths between Trump’s legal team and the Justice Department. This culminated in a subpoena for additional records believed to be in Trump’s Florida home.
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On June 2, 2022, Walt Nauta and two employees moved documents out of a store room. Hours later, Trump’s lawyers contacted the DOJ and invited them to visit and retrieve the documents.
On June 3, 2022, senior Justice Department lawyer Jay Bratt arrived at Mar-a-Lago with agents. They were given a sealed envelope containing 38 classified documents related to the subpoena.
On August 8, 2022, a federal raid on Mar-a-Lago was conducted. The raid resulted in the recovery of more than 100 additional classified documents, some in Trump’s office and some in the storage area.
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The Valet’s Testimony
Trump’s valet, Walt Nauta, testified that he moved boxes at Mar-a-Lago at Trump’s direction after the subpoena was issued. Video surveillance footage corroborates his account.
Two people helped Nauta move the boxes, but according to their lawyer, they did not know the details of their task. They were seen on Mar-a-Lago security video helping Nauta move boxes into a storage area.
At least two dozen people, including Mar-a-Lago staff and those in Trump’s inner circle, have been subpoenaed in the classified documents investigation. This investigation is ongoing.
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The Spokesman’s Statement
Trump’s spokesman, Steven Cheung, claimed the allegations about the documents being moved were part of a ‘witch hunt’ against Trump. He accused prosecutors of showing ‘no regard for common decency or key rules that govern the legal system.’
Cheung accused investigators of harassing anyone and everyone who works for, has worked for, or supports Donald Trump. He claimed
that the Biden regime has weaponized the DOJ and FBI.
The Offer of Cooperation
Despite the allegations, Trump offered cooperation to the DOJ. He told the lead DOJ official, ‘anything you need from us, just let us know.’
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The Unfolding Drama
This saga of documents, allegations, and investigations continues to unfold. As the story progresses, the truth behind the movement of the boxes of documents remains to be seen.