Lately, ex-President Donald Trump asserted that the security recordings at his Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago, were not erased. He stated that these tapes were handed over to Special Counsel Jack Smith. Through his TRUTH social account, the former president referred to those scrutinizing him, including Smith, as “thugs.” He further denied ever instructing anyone to delete the tapes, dismissing it as “prosecutorial fiction.”
Prosecutors have leveled allegations against the former president, claiming that he conspired to hide the videos from federal investigators. Additionally, Mar-a-Lago’s property manager, Carlos De Oliveira, and Trump’s valet, Walt Nauta, are also accused of being involved in this alleged scheme.
In another section of the statement, the presidential candidate compared this case to the “Russia HOAX,” asserting that it follows a similar pattern. According to him, his accusers knowingly fabricate false crimes and then use obstruction charges to target him if he tries to challenge these accusations.
After these posts, Trump’s lawyer, Alina Habba, made an appearance on Fox News and reiterated the assertion that the tapes were not deleted. She stated that the former president willingly handed over the recordings to authorities and fully cooperated with their investigation. Nevertheless, during the interview with host Shannon Bream, Habba remarked that they are trying to convince Americans of the legitimacy of these false charges in an attempt to mislead the public.
Habba also said that the previous president could have cheated by giving something to the authorities without the necessary protocol. But she was adamant that Trump wouldn’t act in such a way since she thought he was the most moral American she had ever met.
Shortly after the Republican leader announced that his legal team had a meeting with Department of Justice investigators, a new and amended indictment was made public on July 27. The inquiry into the claims of his alleged attempts to rig the 2020 presidential election was related to this meeting.