Donald Trump allegedly requested staffer to delete digicam footage in Mar-a-Lago paperwork case

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump requested a staffer to delete digicam footage at his Florida property in an effort to impede the federal investigation into his possession of labeled paperwork, in line with an up to date indictment unsealed Thursday that provides new costs towards the previous president and names a further defendant.

The indictment consists of new counts of obstruction and willful retention of nationwide protection info, compounding Trump’s authorized jeopardy whilst he braces for a potential further indictment in Washington over his efforts to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election. The extra counts underscore the extent of the yearlong investigation into Trump that first produced costs final month within the type of a 38-count indictment towards Trump and his valet, Walt Nauta.

A Trump spokesperson dismissed the brand new costs as “nothing greater than a continued determined and flailing try” by the Biden administration “to harass President Trump and people round him” and to affect the 2024 presidential race.