A series of news reports have established that the testimony that’s been collected by prosecutors amid their federal investigation into Donald harboring sensitive government documents after he left office has been extremely extensive. This investigation could very well lead to criminal charges for Trump covering allegations like obstruction and violating a federal law known as the Espionage Act, which contains rules for the handling of national security secrets.
“Prosecutors have now interviewed nearly everyone who could offer insight in connection with the documents, according to one person briefed on the range of witnesses,” The New York Times said in a semi-recent report as other reporting says announcements of potential criminal charges could come very soon. The list of people from whom prosecutors have heard includes staff members at Mar-a-Lago, longtime associates of Trump, and even lawyers who’ve done work for him, including Christina Bobb and Evan Corcoran. Corcoran was infamously brought in for further questioning after a D.C. judge ruled that prosecutors had made a sufficient showing of evidence suggesting intentional deception by Trump, in addition to intentional harboring of the sensitive documents he had.
During a recent appearance on CNN, Trump just flatly asserted he had, in fact, taken the documents at issue — which, contextually, could directly implicate him in the kind of knowing contravention of federal rules that prosecutors might want to establish. It’s not like Trump can be told over and over again — by Corcoran or Kaitlan Collins or others — of the actual legal standards for dealing with these documents and then pretend he’s in the rhetorical dark (an argument that could also apply to his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, considering the extensive evidence of its integrity). “I took the documents. I’m allowed to,” Trump claimed while on CNN. He also raised hollow allegations of other presidents having committed much the same act, which as he was telling it is simply untrue.