(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – According to one of former President Donald Trump’s White House lawyers, who has now turned on his former boss, jail is in Trump’s immediate future because of the classified documents found in Trump’s possession at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
Specifically, according to at least one published account, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Ty Cobb, has forecasted the ex-president will face jail time. This prediction comes as the investigation concerning classified documents discovered at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property intensifies.
Cobb was part of the White House legal team during Trump’s administration from July 2017 to May 2018. Speaking to CNN, he stated that he believes the evidence against Trump could result in a guilty verdict and a prison sentence.
Cobb expressed, “There is so much evidence of guilty knowledge on the espionage piece… Trump moved these documents when the Department of Justice was either demanding them or actually present… he filed falsely with the Justice Department… his lawyers file falsely with the Justice Department…” He added, “Yes, I do think he will go to jail on it.”
Cobb’s remarks surfaced as the National Archives revealed records implying Trump knew he shouldn’t have taken classified documents to Mar-a-Lago. The Archives found 16 records, as reported by CNN, showing that Trump and his senior advisors knew the correct declassification process during his presidency.
“The 16 records… all reflect communications involving close presidential advisers… concerning whether, why, and how you should declassify certain classified records,” stated Debra Steidel Wall, the archivist. These findings contradict Trump’s claims that he believed he did nothing wrong by taking the documents. They suggest that Trump knew the rules but chose to ignore them.
Since the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago in August, Trump has continually insisted he was permitted to take classified documents when leaving the Oval Office, even stating they “automatically” become declassified when he took them.
However, the Presidential Records Act gives the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) legal control over all presidential records as soon as a president leaves office. Following the report from the National Archives, Trump’s attorney, Jim Trusty, maintained that Trump had the “constitutional authority” to take the documents.
Trump’s legal team tried to prevent NARA from handing over the records to Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office. Despite these efforts, Smith, who issued NARA with a subpoena in January, is expected to receive the documents by May 24th for the ongoing criminal investigation.
During this heated investigation, one of Trump’s attorneys, Tim Parlatore, unexpectedly resigned. However, Parlatore insisted his departure was a “personal choice” and wasn’t related to the strength of the case or Trump himself.
The National Archives first contacted Trump in 2021, shortly after his presidency ended, requesting documents missing from its records. His team provided boxes of documents, including classified ones, but retained many others.
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— The Independent (@Independent) May 19, 2023