Palm Beach County, Fla., prosecutor Dave Aronberg said Saturday during an interview on MSNBC that former President Donald Trump “needs to be concerned about the mole in Mar-a-Lago” that federal investigators may be concerned about told the ex. alleged misuse of documents by the President.
The FBI on Monday, with the approval of Attorney General Merrick Garland, executed a search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago vacation home, searching for top secret (TS) and sensitive compartmentalized information (SCI) and other classified documents. The Washington Post reported Thursday that federal agents were looking for nuclear weapons records, but Trump has called the reporting a “hoax.”
The warrant listed three potential violations of federal law: 18 USC 2071 – Concealment, Removal, or Mutilation, 18 USC 793 – Collection, Transmission, or Loss of Defense Information, and 18 USC 1519 – Destruction, Alteration, or Falsification of Records in a Federal Investigation. The second citation, 18 USC 793, is part of the Espionage Act, which some legal experts may have violated Trump.
Aronberg’s interview came after former FBI deputy counterintelligence director Frank Figliuzzi said the federal investigation “must involve others who were conspirators” with Trump. MSNBC host Cori Coffin then asked Aronberg if federal investigators “could investigate others in Trump’s circle.”
“Oh, I agree. And I think Trump will try to make someone a scapegoat. Be careful, Mark Meadows,” he said, referring to Trump’s former chief of staff.
“I think the investigation goes beyond Donald Trump. I think Trump has to be worried about the mole in Mar-a-Lago because there’s a reason they got the search warrant. They had someone inside who knew that Trump allegedly lied about having those documents and knew where they were — in that safe,” Aronberg said, adding, “Based on the laws cited, that mole may have the FBI, too.” informed that Trump destroyed documents.”
He continued, “So it’s not just that Trump possessed documents, but that this secret source may have observed Trump destroying the documents, which is another crime altogether. And yes, he has a lot to fear because the only thing you know about Donald Trump is that he values loyalty above all else, even if loyalty to him is a two-way street.
news week has reached out to Trump’s press office for comment.
Earlier this week, two senior government officials said news week that the FBI raid was based on information from a confidential source that identified classified documents Trump was keeping.
The former president blasted the raid on his social media platform Truth Social this week, calling it “an unprecedented violation of the rights of all American citizens.”
“We’re no better than a third world country, a banana republic,” he added. “It’s a sequel to Russia, Russia, Russia, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, the No Collusion Mueller Report and more,” he wrote.
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