'Obstruction': Witness says Donald Trump directed them to move Mar-a-Lago documents to his residence

'Obstruction': Witness says Donald Trump directed them to move Mar-a-Lago documents to his residence
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A Trump employee has become a key witness after telling the FBI they were directed specifically by the former president to move boxes of documents into Donald Trump’s personal residence after Trump was sent a subpoena.

The Washington Post reports “people familiar with the investigation said agents have gathered witness accounts indicating that, after Trump advisers received a subpoena in May for any classified documents that remained at Mar-a-Lago, Trump told people to move boxes to his residence at the property.”

“That description of events was corroborated by the security-camera footage, which showed people moving the boxes, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.”

It also appears the witness’ story changed over time, which could put them in legal jeopardy enabling law enforcement to turn them into a cooperating witness, although The Post did not address that possibility.

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But The Post also reports, “In the first interview, these people said, the witness denied handling sensitive documents or the boxes that might contain such documents. As they gathered evidence, agents decided to re-interview the witness, and the witness’s story changed dramatically, these people said. In the second interview, the witness described moving boxes at Trump’s request.”

Former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi, commenting on The Post’s report tagged it with just one word: “#obstruction.”

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