No new indictments today for Donald Trump, but new charges were added in the Mar-a-Lago ‘mishandling of classified documents‘ case.
Special counsel Jack Smith has brought additional charges against former President Donald Trump in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case, including obstruction. Follow live updates. https://t.co/gZSHG1yAhY pic.twitter.com/THrERmnGed
— CNN (@CNN) July 27, 2023
Special counsel Jack Smith on Thursday brought additional charges against former President Donald Trump in the case alleging mishandling of classified documents from his time in the White House.
Prosecutors allege in the updated indictment that two Trump employees – Walt Nauta and Carlos De Oliveira – attempted to delete security camera footage at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort after the Justice Department issued a subpoena for the footage.
De Oliveira told the director of IT at the resort, “that ‘the boss’ wanted the server deleted,” according to the indictment.
The new defendant, maintenance worker Carlos De Oliveira, allegedly drained Mar-a-Lago’s pool last year, flooding the room containing the club’s surveillance footage.
He is charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice, altering, destroying, or mutilating a document, and making false statements.
BREAKING | Carlos De Oliveira, a Mar-a-Lago employee who has been accused of draining the estate’s pool in October—which flooded a room containing the club’s surveillance footage, is the third person charged in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago documents case. https://t.co/bdu91M7MTG
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 27, 2023