The 2024 Presidential elections for the United States of America are knocking at the door. Against that backdrop, there has been some interesting development on the Donald Trump front. Recently, Trump’s members of his legal team were seen going into the headquarters of the United States Department of Justice located in Washington DC. The US Department of Justice still carries on its investigation into Trump’s infamous Mar-a-Lago resort.
The lawyers that were spotted included Mr. Corcoran and Ms. Lindsey Halligan. They had earlier worked in the defense team in the investigation of the misplaced presidential records which were later retrieved by the FBI.
Recently reports suggest that an employee at the Mar-a-Lago estate had accidentally flooded the IT equipment room in the estate. This happened in an effort to drain the swimming pool at the resort. However this apparently accidental flooding husband viewed with ultimate suspicions by the federal prosecutors. The prosecutors have suspected possible obstruction to the ongoing investigation. Investigators are still trying to determine if this flooding incident was a deliberate step taken by the group of people working for the former president.
As a result of this apparent accident, the group of employees at the estate were subpoenaed by the grand jury on grounds of obstruction of justice. Investigations are being conducted if orders to sabotage the investigation came from the higher-ups. Surveillance footage from the estate is being carefully examined for tampering or gaps.
Prosecutors are also looking into the past incidents where maintenance workers, especially Trump’s body-man, Mr. Nauta helped move boxes out of the estate. Last summer, these boxes contain classified documents and were moved right before the federal agents came to search the property.
The legal team backing up the former president has also been in the news recently owing to in-team conflict. According to many, the turmoil in the team has shown the potential to affect the defense of the former POTUS.
The legal team’s trouble started being in the news when Mr. Parlatore, an esteemed lawyer from Trump’s team submitted an abrupt resignation. The reason stated included irreconcilable differences with Mr. Epshteyn. Mr. Boris Epshteyn has served as Donald Trump’s in-house counsel and as his senior advisor for a long time.
The Mar-a-Lago scandal started when the Federal Bureau of Investigation was able to get a search warrant for Trump’s 126-roomed estate. The search warrant was signed by Attorney Garland to further the ongoing investigations into Mr. Trump. The former president was accused of concealing important documents which would abstract the investigation. More than 12,000 documents were recovered from the estate with around 325 of them being extremely classified information. The existence of surveillance footage showed boxes being moved out of the White House storage room. The investigation continues as mortified documents turn up at other locations inherited by the former president.
Tensions continue to rise on the political front ahead of the 2024 presidential elections in the United States.