Former President Donald Trump recently released a scathing statement after special counsel Jack Smith added additional charges to the classified documents case, along with a new defendant.
“Deranged Jack Smith knows that they have no case and is casting about for any way to salvage their illegal witch hunt and to get someone other than Donald Trump to run against Crooked Joe Biden,” the statement read.
“This is nothing more than a continued desperate and flailing attempt by the Biden Crime Family and their Department of Justice to harass President Trump and those around him.
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— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) July 27, 2023
The new 60-page court filing claims that Trump demanded a Mar-a-Lago employee delete surveillance footage at the resort. It also named Carlos De Oliveira, 56, a manager at Mar-a-Lago, as a defendant in the case.
Oliveira was charged with obstruction and making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The indictment also alleges that Oliveira met with Waltine Nauta, an employee of the resort, and told him that “the boss” wanted him to delete surveillance footage from the cameras.
According to the indictment, Nauta “responded that he would not know how to do that, and that he did not believe he would have the right to do that.”
“Today, a superseding indictment was returned by a grand jury in the Southern District of Florida that adds one defendant and four charges to the prior indictment filed against Donald J. Trump and Waltine Nauta,” the Justice Department said in a statement Thursday.
The continued lawfare being waged against the former president and front-runner for the Republican nomination to run against Joe Biden — or whoever the Democratic nominee actually turns out to be — is unprecedented and has raised eyebrows throughout the conservative movement.