Prosecutor Jack Smith adds three charges against Donald Trump

Miami (BLAZETRENDS).- Special prosecutor Jack Smith filed new charges against former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021) on the case in which he is accused of mishandling certain classified documents during his time in the White House.

Trump was charged with an additional count of “deliberate withholding of national defense information.” And two additional counts of “obstruction,” related to alleged attempts to remove surveillance video footage at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida, residence in the summer of 2022.

Special counsel Jack Smith also charged a third person, Carlos De Oliveira, in the case of handling classified documents found at Trump’s residence at his Mar-a-Lago residence.

According to the court brief, Oliveira, 56, was the handyman who helped Waltine Nauta, Trump’s personal assistant and also a defendant, move boxes of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago after the Department of The US Justice will summon the ex-president for the first time in the case of the classified documents last May.

Donald Trump responds to Jack Smith

Trump, who already accumulates 37 criminal charges, came out of these new charges against him. He pointed out that they are “ridiculous” and “electoral interference at the highest level”, according to the Fox channel.

Trump and Nauta indicted last month and both have pleaded not guilty to all charges against them.

The indictment also charges De Oliveira with the crime of making false statements and representations in a voluntary interview that he had with the FBI on January 13, 2023, as reported on CNN.

A Trump spokesperson dismissed the new charges, calling them “nothing more than a continued desperate and agitated attempt” by the Biden Administration to “harass President Trump and those around him” and influence the 2024 presidential race.

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Some of those crimes are punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Judge Aileen Cannon established that the trial of former US President Donald Trump for the classified documents found in his Florida home begins on May 20, 2024, that is, when there will be just over six months left for the presidential elections in this country.

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