Maid, Woodworker, Chauffeur Among Mar-a-Lago Staff Who May Testify Against Trump In Classified Documents Case

In a surprising development, various employees at Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago resort may be called upon to testify against the former president in his impending criminal trial, insiders reveal.

What Happened: As per a report by CNN, insiders claim that federal prosecutors could summon several Mar-a-Lago staff members including a maid, woodworker, and chauffeur to provide evidence against Trump and his co-defendants in the forthcoming trial. The trial concerns the alleged mishandling of classified documents at the resort. These employees, who typically go unnoticed by the resort’s high-profile visitors, could furnish new insights into Trump’s treatment of confidential information post his presidency.

Other probable witnesses encompass Secret Service agents, ex-intelligence officials, and those present when Trump mentioned a military document about potential plans to attack Iran in numerous audio recordings.

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The trial, currently slated to begin in Florida in May, is due months prior to the 2024 presidential election. However, Judge Aileen Cannon is considering postponing the trial until after the election, potentially delaying the reveal of details about Trump's conduct until after voting concludes.

The prosecution aims to use these witnesses to depict the relaxed security atmosphere at Mar-a-Lago during Trump's post-presidential period. Details about the resort’s security measures, including the storage of documents and their accessibility to visitors, have already been outlined by them.

The focal point of the trial is Trump's alleged mishandling of 32 classified national security records, primarily kept in boxes at Mar-a-Lago. Trump, along with co-defendants Walt Nauta and Carlos De Oliveira, is accused of attempting to hide some of these boxes from the federal government while also trying to erase security footage of the boxes being moved.

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