Had Trump turned over all the documents he had when agents showed up in June, this would be a big nothing burger.
Instead, some boxes were kept with alleged classified materials.
I will be the first to admit that this looks like a calculated setup.
However, Donald Trump appears to have walked right into the trap.
After seeing the filings, we figured out how Merrick Garland will end Trump’s political aspirations.
Do I think Trump will go to jail?
Probably not, but I now believe the DOJ will charge him with obstruction.
Here is the problem…
Whoever the rat is in Trump’s camp, he told the DOJ that there were still documents in the house and that some of them had been moved.
The problem comes in that one of Trump’s attorneys signed a statement that nothing classified was left in the house.
The DOJ is now saying that Trump purposely hid classified information, not to mention the documents still in the storage area.
The likelihood of charges being filed now is probably at 70 to 80 percent, if not higher.
The DOJ language in its initial filing and the response to the Special Master request clearly make a case for obstruction.
Ryan Goodman, co-director of the Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law, explained, “I think it strongly suggests his members of his legal team face criminal liability for their false statements to the Justice Department, which could break open the case even wider.
“There’s a reason for those lawyers to end up cooperating with the Justice Department, and attorney-client privilege would not block them from doing so if Trump used them as a conduit for committing criminal acts.”
The DOJ set the trap by only taking limited documents back in June.
Trump took the bait, and it will likely end his political career.
Source: The Hill