- A former White House lawyer thinks Donald Trump will go to jail, he tells CNN.
- Ty Cobb said there was “so much evidence of guilty knowledge”, as investigations continue.
- The DOJ is investigating whether Trump obstructed justice by bringing classified documents to Mar-a-Lago.
A former Trump administration lawyer has predicted that Donald Trump will “go to jail” as the investigation into the former president’s mishandling of classified documents continues.
According to an exclusive CNN report.
In a May 16 letter obtained by CNN, Acting Archivist Debra Steidel Wall wrote to the former president, “The 16 documents in question all reflect communications involving close presidential advisers, some of whom are personally addressed to you, regarding if, why and how you should declassify certain classified documents.”
In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Cobb said he “wouldn’t necessarily expand the case to try to prove the act of espionage because there’s so much evidence of guilty knowledge.”
All officials need to do to prove their case is “show that Trump moved these documents at various times when the DOJ requested them or was actually present” and that he “falsely filed with the Department of Justice, has had its lawyers falsely file an affidavit with the Department of Justice that none existed.”
That action was later “shattered by the documents they later uncovered after the search and the many other false statements he and others made on his behalf regarding his possession of classified documents,” he said. .
He said he thought it was a ‘narrow’ filibuster case before adding: ‘Yeah, I think he’ll go to jail for that.
Charges related to the mishandling of classified documents carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, according to Reuters.
Cobb previously called his former boss a “deeply hurt narcissist.”
Struggle within Trump’s legal team
In another CNN interview with a former Trump lawyer, Timothy Parlatore claimed that a member of Trump’s legal team tried to block the others from conducting further property searches after the FBI raid, Insider reported.
Parlatore said Wednesday he was leaving Trump’s legal team.
Parlatore singled out one of Trump’s lawyers, Boris Epshteyn, who joined the former president’s campaign in 2016 as an aide and has remained in Trump’s orbit ever since.
“In particular, there is an individual who works for him, Boris Ephsteyn, who had really done everything to try to block us – to prevent us from doing what we could to defend the president,” he said.
Trump, who recently launched his 2024 presidential campaign, is currently fighting numerous legal battles.
As the Justice Department investigates whether Trump mishandled classified documents, it is also examining his possible efforts to interfere with the 2020 election. Further investigations into his finances and his role in the Jan. 6 insurgency are also continuing.