The Justice Department’s case for obstruction at Mar-a-Lago is growing stronger
It looks like Trump and others knew what he had, knew where it was, and knew not all of it had been returned.
After the Department of Justice’s 36-page response to former President Donald Trump’s request for a special master to review material the FBI seized from his home, we could be inching close to someone, maybe Trump himself, being charged with obstruction of justice. Tuesday’s well-crafted objections to Trump’s request constitute a simple, yet persuasive, smackdown of the Trump team’s flawed legal logic. There were a number of eyebrow-raising revelations by DOJ, but more important was the department’s subtle but sustained theme of obstruction.
In addition to learning that the FBI search uncovered 100 more classified documents than Trump had already turned over and that the sensitivity of those documents was so high FBI agents executing the search warrant didn’t all have the required clearances to handle them, we got even more evidence that the government suspects there have been attempts to obstruct its investigation.