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Donald Trump’s White House Lawyer Predicts He’ll End Up in Prison — No Way Around It

Donald Trump may be in even more hot water over all the classified documents he allegedly spirited away because additional evidence has been uncovered that shows he knew the proper steps for declassifying documents.

And according to one of his former top lawyers, this means the former president will be going to jail, OK! reports.

“So, I wouldn’t if it was me … I wouldn’t necessarily expand the case to try to prove the Espionage Act piece of it because there is so much evidence of guilty knowledge on the espionage piece that all they really have to do is show that Trump moved these documents at various times when DOJ was either demanding them or actually present that he filed falsely with the Jucie Department, had his lawyers file falsely with the Justice Department and Affidavit to the effect that none existed, which was shattered by the documents they discovered after the search and the many other misrepresentations that he and others have made on his behalf with regard to his possession of classified documents,” said Trump’s former White House lawyer Ty Cobb in an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett. “Yes, I do think he will go to jail on it.”

Even though that FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida seems like a million years ago, it only happened last August and agents found a treasure trove of classified documents. And now the Justice Department has uncovered more evidence that Trump obstructed justice.

Now multiple sources who spoke to CNN say that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is “set to hand over to special counsel Jack Smith 16 records that show Trump and his top advisers had knowledge of the correct declassification process while he was president.”

This is certainly a dark turn for Trump. He won’t be able to squirm his way out of this easily.

NARA is already pressing him for the information. A letter dated May 16 was sent to Trump by NARA’s acting archivist Debra Wall, who wrote, “The 16 records in question all reflect communications involving close presidential advisers, some of them directed to you personally, concerning whether, why, and how you should declassify certain classified records.”

As most of us already know, Trump has been repeatedly (and falsely) claiming he had the power to declassify them.

“There doesn’t have to be a process [to declassify], as I understand it…if you’re the president of the United States you can declassify just by saying it’s declassified, even by thinking about it…. There can be a process but there doesn’t have to be,” he told Sean Hannity.

Trump echoed a similar sentiment while speaking to Kaitlan Collins during CNN’s town hall on May 10.

“I had every right to under the Presidential Records Act,” he said regarding why he took the documents upon leaving office. “You have Presidential Records Act. I was there and I took what I took and it gets declassified.”

That’s Trump in essence. “I took what I took.”

All I can say is if “wishes were fishes, we’d have a big fry.” Because, as noted by CNN, Trump is completely wrong about this. Citing previous claims Trump has made regarding this CNN reports:

“Trump’s claims are false. The Presidential Records Act says that, the moment a president leaves office, NARA gets custody and control of all presidential records from his administration. Nothing in the act says there should be prolonged “talk” or a negotiated “agreement” between a former president and NARA over a former president’s return of presidential documents — much less that there should have been a months-long battle after NARA first contacted Trump’s team in 2021 to try to get some of the records that had not been handed over at the end of his presidency.”

Of course, the question is, why did Trump even feel the need to do this? Why is he obsessed over these documents? If he’d had a functioning brain in his head, he could have copied them while he was still at the White House since he seems to be so worried about them.

Gee, I wonder if he’s hiding anything?

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Megan has lived in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida and she currently lives in Central America. Living in these places has informed her writing on politics, science, and history. She is currently owned by 15 cats and 3 dogs and regularly owns Trump supporters when she has the opportunity. She can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GaiaLibra and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/politicalsaurus


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