DOJ Has Evidence To Charge Trump In Mar-A-Lago Case: Report

MESA, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 09:  Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Legacy Sports USA on October 09, 2022 in Mesa, Arizona. Trump was stumping for Arizona GOP candidates, including gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake, ahead of the midterm election on November 8.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Justice Department prosecutors believe there’s enough evidence to charge former President Donald Trump with obstruction in the agency’s investigation into documents he brought back to Mar-A-Lago, Bloomberg reports—but investigators are reportedly still conflicted on whether it’s wise to charge the ex-president, and any indictment is unlikely to come soon.
  • The DOJ has alleged in court filings it believes “efforts were likely taken to obstruct” its investigation into Trump taking White House documents back to Mar-A-Lago with him, as the ex-president did not turn over all classified records when subpoenaed by the government to do so and allegedly “concealed and removed” documents from a secure storage room where investigators had asked him to keep all remaining White House documents.
  • If the DOJ does bring charges against Trump, it likely wouldn’t be until after Christmas, according to Bloomberg, and would certainly be after the midterm elections on November 8.

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