Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Weissmann said Monday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that it appears the Justice Department has an “overwhelming case” against former President Donald Trump in the documents classified in Florida.
The discussion centered around a new ABC News report that one of Donald Trump’s aides, Molly Michael, allegedly gave the FBI task lists that the former president had written on classified documents.
Weissmann said: “We didn’t need this evidence, but this is an aide to Donald Trump who says she knows firsthand that Donald Trump knew he had classified information that he wouldn’t have should not have had at Mar-a-Lago. That she told him that his claims to the government that he had returned everything would be, quote, easily refuted, quote unquote. When Donald Trump learned that investigators were going to talk to her, she said Donald Trump told her, “You don’t know anything about the boxes.” »
He continued: “So not only do you have a direct witness to the illegal retention of national defense information, but you also have another case of alleged obstruction of justice lying to investigators. »
Weissmann concluded: “I would like to point out that this would constitute the third case of obstruction because two are already charged in the indictment. This is someone who, once again, could be just another. I will say that this is not even a piece of a puzzle, because the puzzle has been complete for a very long time. This is just a landslide if this report is accurate from Ms. Michael, who some people believe is Employee 2 in the Florida indictment. This certainly rings true, but, obviously, we will wait to see what she has to say at trial, and she will be subject to cross-examination like all the witnesses in this case.
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