The defense of Donald Trump was formally informed by the Department of Justice of the United States about the fact that the former American president is the target of a federal investigation about the improper use of confidential documents, they were disseram à CNN sources familiar as the case.
The judicial notification is a strong indication that Trump may be formally accused by Justice for taking confidential documents from Casa Branca to the Mar-a-Lago resort, a luxury property of the businessman in the state of Florida.
The case began to unfold at the beginning of 2022, when the body responsible for the handling of documents of the Casa Branca acted on the Department of Justice after realizing that, after leaving the presidency, Trump returned to the State boxes with some classified documents as you confide
Suspend the notification, go to the time line of the investigation that is about Trump, who aspires to return to power in the 2024 elections:
- February 9, 2022: The National Archives and Records Administration asks the US Department of Justice to investigate the handling of government documents by Trump, after which the former president returned boxes with materials classified as confidential;
- August 8, 2022: Trump reveals that agents of the FBI, the US Federal Police, searched Mar-a-Lago and searched a chest, not that two businessmen claimed to be part of a federal investigation into the retention of records;
- August 12, 2022: The order approved by Justice after the search on August 8 has been released, showing that 11 sets of classified documents were removed from Trump property. The determination still affirms that the Justice Department certifies that there will be possible violations of the Espionage Law, which makes it a crime to disclose information that could harm national security;
- August 22, 2022: Trump enters into a process to prevent the Department of Justice from reviewing the materials learned in his house until a third party arbitrator, known as a special master, is appointed to ensure that no unauthorized access or access to other documents occurs;
- August 26, 2022: The Department of Justice discloses or requested a search warrant for Trump’s property, revealing that it proves that the former president possessed documents illegally, including some involving collection of information and clandestine human sources. The statement also says that there was “a significant number of civis testimonies” assisting in the investigation and that the department certifies that there was also evidence of obstruction;
- September 6, 2022: District Judge Aileen Cannon grants Trump’s request for a special trial, an action that delays an investigation. Senior District Judge Raymond Dearie is subsequently appointed to execute the review;
- September 15, 2022: The Department of Justice seeks to access the confidential materials obtained in the search. Cannon rejects the request, but the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals of the USA subsequently allows the body to review the documents;
- November 16, 2022: As for the investigation, Trump announces that he will run for the Republican nomination in the presidential elections of 2024 in the United States;
- November 20, 2022: The US Attorney General, Merrick Garland, who headed the Department of Justice, appointed Special Attorney Jack Smith to lead criminal investigations related to Trump, including investigation of classified documents.
- December 1, 2022: A federal court of appeals reversed the name of the special master in the case on the justification that Judge Aileen Cannon did not have the authority to name one. Com isso, the Department of Justice has gained access to all materials learned in the search for Trump property.
- December 7, 2022: At least two classified records were found during a new search of Trump properties.
- December 2022: The attorney Tim Parlatore, part of Trump’s defense, appears before a federal jury in Washington to deny the efforts made to search Trump’s properties in search of any remaining government documents.
- March 24, 2023: Another Trump lawyer, Evan Corcoran, appears before a federal lawyer in Washington after a federal judge considers that the team led by Attorney Smith presented sufficient points to corroborate that Trump may have deceived his lawyers in promoting a crime.
- May 17, 2023: Parlatore confirms that he left Trump’s legal team and, on the same day, he said CNN that he left due to disagreements with other members of the defense about the treatment of the investigation, alleging that Trump’s adviser, Boris Epshteyn, prevented lawyers from adequately defending the former president, something denied by a spokesperson for the business;
- June 8, 2023: Trump writes in social networks that the “corrupt government” of President Joe Biden informed his defense that he was indicted and summoned to appear in the Federal Court of Miami at terça-feira (13).
(Reporting by Jacqueline Thomsen of Reuters, Paula Reid, Kristen Holmes, Jeremy Herb and Evan Perez of CNN)
Source: CNN Espanol