Special prosecutor Jack Smith, appointed by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, has issued a flurry of new grand jury subpoenas for video evidence from Mar-a-Lago in the ongoing investigation into President Donald Trump’s alleged misuse of classified documents.
According to CNN sources, Smith is explicitly questioning Trump Organization employees about how they handled surveillance footage allegedly depicting former president’s staff members transporting boxes with unknown contents between rooms within the Florida estate. Earlier footage captured Walt Nauta, an employee, removing documents from a storage cabinet.
CNN analysts explained why prosecutors believe the manner in which the video was handled may indicate obstruction of justice. The most recent subpoenas, which follow a salvo from March, indicate that prosecutors continue to believe that additional evidence may be gathered.
President Joe Biden declined to comment on whether or not documents were handled improperly when it was first disclosed last year that potentially sensitive documents were in President Trump’s Florida residence.
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“It depends on the circumstance – for example, I have in my home a cabined-off space that is completely secure,” Biden said back in August. “It depends on the documents and it depends on how secure everything is.” CONTINUE READING…