Former Prosecutor Says Trump Could Be Up Against Obstruction Charges

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( – One former prosecutor has said that it is possible that former President Donald Trump could face “multiple counts of obstruction” in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents probe, according to a recent Newsweek report.

While Trump is focused on his campaign launch, he is also facing multiple legal cases, including two investigations by the Department of Justice. The federal investigations are overseen by special counsel Jack Smith and one of them relates to Trump’s potential mishandling of sensitive documents after he left the White House in 2021. The documents were recovered by the FBI last August from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate following a search of the property.

On Friday, May 26, the Washington Post released a new report noting that two Trump employees have alleged that they were told to move boxes of documents at Mar-a-Lago before the FBI search in June. This has led to many investigators claiming that this information could increase the possibility of obstruction charges being filed against Trump and his associates.

Trump has repeatedly claimed he has done no wrongdoing and that he is innocent in the document case. He has further argued that the documents found in Mar-a-Lago had all been declassified before he left office. However, Newsweek reported that some experts have argued that it wouldn’t be as easy as he claimed to do this.

On May 27, MSNBC host Katie Phang reportedly asked ex-Brooklyn prosecutor Charles F. Coleman Jr. about the report about the documents being moved.

Coleman argued that the more information that becomes available about the timeline, the less important the content of the documents becomes. He added that Trump had been notified by the National Archives about the documents needing to be returned, and said there was increasing evidence that he had the documents relocated despite this knowledge. According to him, the possible obstruction charge is the most prevalent part of the case, but the contents of the documents could still have an impact.

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