FL - Former President Donald Trump indicted, 40 counts, classified documents and obstruction of justice, June 2023, Trial May 2024 #2

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Donald Trump been indicted. His lawyers gave been informed that he needs to report to federal court in Miami on Tuesday,

Seven counts — related to his handling of classified documents and obstruction of justice, reports @KFaulders

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TRUMP says on Truth Social that DOJ has told his attorneys he’s been indicted on the “boxes hoax.”



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Link to the 44 page Grand Jury Indictment of June 8, 2023
 
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JUL 30, 2023
Yuscil Taveras, a Mar-a-Lago employee who oversees the property’s surveillance cameras, received a target letter from federal prosecutors after former President Donald Trump was first indicted in June on charges related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents after leaving office, sources told CNN.

Taveras also met with investigators following the initial indictment in the classified documents case overseen by special counsel Jack Smith, sources said.

While it is unclear whether Taveras is cooperating with prosecutors, some of the new allegations against Trump that were included in a superseding indictment filed last week were based, at least in part, on information he provided during that interview, CNN has learned.

[...]

Unlike Trump’s longtime valet, Walt Nauta, and fellow Mar-a-Lago employee Carlos De Oliveira, Taveras is not currently facing charges in the classified documents case despite having been informed he is a target in the probe.

After receiving the target letter, Taveras changed lawyers because his attorney, Stan Woodward, also represented Nauta, which presented a conflict, sources said.

[...]
 
I shall shorten this up a bit...


Monday, July 31st:
*Hearing (for de Oliveira only) (@ am ET) - FL – *Donald John Trump (76/now 77) indicted (6/8/23), charged & arraigned (6/13/23) with 31 counts of willful retention of classified documents, 1 count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, 1 count of withholding a document or record, 1 count of corruptly concealing a document or record, 1 count of concealing a document in a federal investigation, 1 count of scheme to conceal & 2 counts of making false statements & representations. Plead not guilty.
Additional indicted & charged (7/27/23) with 1 count of willful retention of defense information & 2 counts of obstruction.
Count 1-31: Willful retention of National Defense info, Count 32: Conspiracy to obstruct justice, Count 33: Withholding a document or record, Count 34: Corruptly concealing a document or record, Count 35: Concealing a document in a Federal investigation, Count 36: Scheme to conceal & Count 37: False statements & representations.
Southern District of Florida (Miami) Federal Court 9:23-cr-80101-AMC / 23-80101-CR-CANNON-REINHART

Co-Conspirator *Waltine Nauta () indicted (6/8/23) & charged (6/13/23) on 6 charges stemming from special counsel Jack Smith’s classified documents probe, including conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding a document or record, corruptly concealing a document or record, concealing a document in a federal investigation, scheming to conceal & making false statements to federal agents.
Additional indicted & charged (7/27/23) with 2 counts of obstruction of justice.
Count 32: Conspiracy to obstruct justice, Count 33: Withholding a document or record, Count 34: Corruptly concealing a document or record, Count 35: Concealing a document in a Federal investigation, Count 36: Scheme to conceal & Count 38: False statements & representations. Trump: Plead not guilty & released on his own recognizance with no monetary bond (Personal Surety Bond) & no travel restrictions. Nauta: No plea entered & released on his own recognizance with no monetary bond (Person Surety Bond). Southern District of Florida (Miami) Federal Court 9:23-cr-80101-AMC
Co-Conspirator *Carlos de Oliveira (56) has also been indicted & charged (7/27/23) with 1 count each of obstruction of justice, concealing records & documents & making false statements to FBI. He is alleged to have asked what could be done to delete the footage.
Mr. Nauta & Mr. de Oliveira conspired to delete footage from security cameras after the Dept. of Justice issued a subpoena asking for surveillance footage of the basement where it said confidential documents were held. In the court documents, Mr. de Oliveira is claimed to have texted another employee who was the director of information technology that "the boss" wanted the server deleted. The documents allege that Mr. de Oliveira later met with the employee in a small IT room, told him their conversation should remain private, then pressured the man into obliging his request after the employee told Mr. de Oliveira that he did not have the authority. Southern District of Florida (Miami) Federal Court 9:23-cr-80101-AMC
Indictment: https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648653/gov.uscourts.flsd.648653.3.0.pdf
U.S. District Judge Aileen Mercedes Cannon. In addition to Cannon, Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart's name also appeared on the summons sent to Trump on Thursday, 6/8/23.
Waltine Nauta will be represented by Stanley Woodward. Trump’s lawyers are Todd Blanche & the former Florida solicitor general Chris Kise & maybe Lindsey Halligan.
Jury selection to begin on 5/14/24.
Trial was set to begin on 8/14/23 continued on 5/20/24. (expected to take 2 weeks).

Case & court info from 4/2/23 thru 7/3/23 reference post #903 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...struction-of-justice-june-2023.680765/page-46

7/10/23 Update: Trump files response tin opposition to the Government's motion for continuance & proposed revised scheduling order. Pretrial/Status hearing tentatively rescheduled on 7/18/23. 7/13/23 Update: On Thursday, prosecutors on special counsel Jack Smith’s team responded by asking U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon to not postpone the trial beyond the December date they recommended. They rejected the idea that any of the legal arguments the defense intends to raise requires postponement of the trial, saying they’ve already produced grand jury transcripts & unclassified witness statements. They said that in the next week, they will produce witness statements for interviews conducted through June 23, or two weeks after the indictment was returned. Defense lawyers had also argued that Trump’s busy campaign schedule for the 2024 Republican nomination needed to be taken into account in scheduling a trial. But prosecutors said that, too, was not a basis for an indefinite delay. “Many indicted defendants have demanding jobs that require a considerable amount of their time and energy, or a significant amount of travel,” they wrote. “To be sure,” they added, “the Government readily acknowledges that jury selection here may merit additional protocols (such as a questionnaire) and may be more time-consuming than in other cases, but those are reasons to start the process sooner rather than later.” Calendar call hearing on 8/8/23.
7/18/23 Update: Trump's lawyers asked a U.S. federal judge on Tuesday not to treat the former president the same as any other criminal defendant in setting the timing for his trial on charges of mishandling classified documents, citing his presidential campaign. Trump lawyer Christopher Kise asked U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, who was appointed to the bench by Trump, to consider the timing of the U.S. presidential campaign in deciding when to schedule the trial. Cannon did not set a trial date during the hearing, which Trump did not attend, but appeared skeptical of prosecutors' request for a December start. She asked prosecutor Jay Bratt if there had ever been a case involving classified information that had gone to trial in less than six months. Bratt said he could not point to a specific case. But Cannon also did not seem inclined to grant Trump’s request for an indefinite delay, saying, "we need to set a schedule." During Tuesday's hearing in the documents case, Trump attorney Kise said that because the U.S. Justice Dept. under Biden brought the charges, the case could be seen as the "two leading contenders for president of the United States squaring off in court." Prosecutor David Harbach called suggestions of political interference "flat out false." He noted that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Smith as special counsel to distance the investigation from politics. Prosecutors revealed in court that they released 1.1 million pages of documents to the defense & said there are 1,545 classified documents, along with 1,186 days of CCTV footage from Mar-a-lago. Judge Aileen Cannon said she would issue a written order after the nearly two-hour hearing in federal court in Fort Pierce, where lawyers for Trump pressed for an indefinite delay of a trial date. Next Calendar Call hearing on 8/8/23.
7/21/23 Update: Done & Ordered by Judge Aileen M. Cannon. Schedule: Defense review of unclassified discovery-ongoing. Renewed Section 3 Motion for Protective Order due 7/27/23. Any opposition to renewed section 3 Motion due by 8/9/23. Government's reply to Renewed Section 3 Motion by 8/14/23. Motion hearing on Section 3 on 8/25/23 if necessary. Initial production of classified discovery by 9/7/23. Joint Discovery Status report on 9/14/23. Government's CIPA Section 10 Notice by 9/14/23. Government's CIPA Section 4 Motion (ex parte) by 10/10/23. Any defense challenge to Section 4 (ex Parte) filing by 10/10/23. Deadline for the filing of any Motions in Limine & any motion to introduce evidence under Fed. R. Evid. 404(b) by 3/20/24. Government's CIPA Section 6(c) Motion if necessary on 4/11/24. Hearing on Motions in Limine on 4/17/24. Defense response to CIPA Section 6(c) Motion by 4/25/24. Government's reply to CIPA Section 6(c) Motion by 5/2/24. Calendar Call hearing on remaining CIPA issues on 5/14/24 & jury selection begins & Jury trial set to begin on 5/20/24.
7/27/23 Update: Trump has now been charged with one count of willful retention of defense information & two counts of obstruction. Trump is accused of pressuring an employee to delete security footage at his Florida estate to obstruct the investigation into the classified documents case.
Mar-a-Lago staff member Carlos de Oliveira has also been indicted. He is alleged to have asked what could be done to delete the footage. Walt Nauta also received two additional charges of obstruction on Thursday.
The revised indictment outlines alleged efforts between Mr. Nauta & Mr. de Oliviera, the property manager at Mar-a-Lago, to obstruct the justice department's investigation.
According to the new court documents, Mr. Nauta & Mr. de Oliveira conspired to delete footage from security cameras after the Dept. of Justice issued a subpoena asking for surveillance footage of the basement where it said confidential documents were held. In the court documents, Mr. de Oliveira is claimed to have texted another employee who was the director of information technology that "the boss" wanted the server deleted. The documents allege that Mr. de Oliveira later met with the employee in a small IT room, told him their conversation should remain private, then pressured the man into obliging his request after the employee told Mr. de Oliveira that he did not have the authority. De Oliveira has hearing on 7/31/23.
 
I sure hope they're right about this. It's already been pushed out far enough. MOO

In a court filing, the special counsel's team said that the superseding indictment "should not disturb" the scheduled start of the trail, which is currently set for May 2024.
 
Maybe De Oliveira can use the same Florida lawyer Nauta used (after a similar delay in finding a Florida lawyer).


MIAMI (AP) — The property manager of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate made his first court appearance on Monday on charges in the classified documents case against the former president but did not enter a plea because he has not found a Florida-based attorney to represent him.

[...]

De Oliveira, wearing a blue suit and tie, answered questions from a magistrate judge during a brief hearing in Miami federal court. He was ordered to turn over his passport and sign an agreement to pay $100,000 if he doesn’t return to court. He was represented by Washington, D.C.-based attorney John Irving, but under court rules he needs local counsel to proceed with his arraignment, which was scheduled for Aug. 10 in Fort Pierce.
 
Maybe De Oliveira can use the same Florida lawyer Nauta used (after a similar delay in finding a Florida lawyer).


MIAMI (AP) — The property manager of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate made his first court appearance on Monday on charges in the classified documents case against the former president but did not enter a plea because he has not found a Florida-based attorney to represent him.

[...]

De Oliveira, wearing a blue suit and tie, answered questions from a magistrate judge during a brief hearing in Miami federal court. He was ordered to turn over his passport and sign an agreement to pay $100,000 if he doesn’t return to court. He was represented by Washington, D.C.-based attorney John Irving, but under court rules he needs local counsel to proceed with his arraignment, which was scheduled for Aug. 10 in Fort Pierce.

Days after the Justice Department sent a subpoena for video footage at Mar-a-Lago to the Trump Organization in June 2022, prosecutors say, De Oliveira asked an information technology staffer how long the server retained footage and told the employee “the boss” wanted it deleted. When the employee said he didn’t believe he was able to do that, De Oliveira insisted the “boss” wanted it done, asking, “What are we going to do?”

Shortly after the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago and found classified records in the storage room and Trump’s office, prosecutors say, Nauta called a Trump employee and said words to the effect of “someone just wants to make sure Carlos is good.” The indictment says the employee responded that De Oliveira was loyal and wouldn’t do anything to affect his relationship with Trump. That day, the indictment alleges, Trump called De Oliveira directly to say that he would get De Oliveira an attorney.

Prosecutors allege that De Oliveira later lied in interviews with investigators, falsely claiming that he hadn’t even seen boxes moved into Mar-a-Lago after Trump left the White House.
 
Look at what he's spent THIS year. :oops:

JUL 29, 2023
Trump pays millions in legal fees, aides allegedly asked about loyalty - The Washington Post
Former president Donald Trump’s political group spent more than $40 million on legal costs in the first half of 2023 to defend Trump, his advisers and others, according to people familiar with the matter, financing legal work that has drawn scrutiny from prosecutors about potential conflicts of interest between Trump and witnesses.

[...]

That total is more than any other expense the PAC has incurred during Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign and, according to federal filings from earlier this month, more than Trump’s campaign raised in the second quarter of 2023. ...

Trump’s advisers say the costs of providing lawyers for dozens of people are necessary and will continue mushrooming as investigations continue, trials are scheduled and the possibility of indictment looms.

[...]
When, or does, RICO become applicable to this cluster? Providing lawyers for co-accused, ordering the destruction of evidence (but failing), using other people's money to fund the scheme ...

If that's not ongoing and organized corruption, I don't know what is.
 
“Those donations included $1 million from the father of his son-in-law, Charles Kushner, whom Mr. Trump pardoned for federal crimes in his final days as president”

 
“Those donations included $1 million from the father of his son-in-law, Charles Kushner, whom Mr. Trump pardoned for federal crimes in his final days as president”


Also:

Former President Donald J. Trump’s political action committee, which began last year with $105 million, now has less than $4 million left in its account after paying tens of millions of dollars in legal fees for Mr. Trump and his associates.

The dwindling cash reserves in Mr. Trump’s PAC, called Save America, have fallen to such levels that the group has made the highly unusual request of a $60 million refund of a donation it had previously sent to a pro-Trump super PAC. This money had been intended for television commercials to help Mr. Trump’s candidacy, but as he is the dominant front-runner for the Republican nomination in 2024, his most immediate problems appear to be legal, not political.

The super PAC, which is called Make America Great Again Inc., has already sent back $12.25 million to the group paying Mr. Trump’s legal bills, according to federal records — a sum nearly as large as the $13.1 million the super PAC raised from donors in the first half of 2023.
 
Also:

Former President Donald J. Trump’s political action committee, which began last year with $105 million, now has less than $4 million left in its account after paying tens of millions of dollars in legal fees for Mr. Trump and his associates.

The dwindling cash reserves in Mr. Trump’s PAC, called Save America, have fallen to such levels that the group has made the highly unusual request of a $60 million refund of a donation it had previously sent to a pro-Trump super PAC. This money had been intended for television commercials to help Mr. Trump’s candidacy, but as he is the dominant front-runner for the Republican nomination in 2024, his most immediate problems appear to be legal, not political.

The super PAC, which is called Make America Great Again Inc., has already sent back $12.25 million to the group paying Mr. Trump’s legal bills, according to federal records — a sum nearly as large as the $13.1 million the super PAC raised from donors in the first half of 2023.

The PACs soon to be renamed the Save Trump PAC and the Save Trump Again PAC. imo
 
Judge Cannon forgot to swear in prospective jurors and blocked the defendant ‘s family from attending jury selection, in violation of his Sixth Amendment rights.


 
Judge Cannon forgot to swear in prospective jurors and blocked the defendant ‘s family from attending jury selection, in violation of his Sixth Amendment rights.


An inexperienced judge who seems to be incompetent in the courtroom is assigned a huge and complicated case - and the defendant is the person who appointed her.

Why does this whole thing read like a really cheesy made-for-tv plot?

What antics will ensue next? Stay tuned.

jmo
 
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Judge Cannon forgot to swear in prospective jurors and blocked the defendant ‘s family from attending jury selection, in violation of his Sixth Amendment rights.



From your link:
Florida-based U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon closed jury selection for the trial of an Alabama man - accused by federal prosecutors of running a website with images of child sex abuse - to the defendant's family and the general public, a trial transcript obtained by Reuters showed. A defendant's right to a public trial is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution's Sixth Amendment.

Cannon, a 42-year-old former federal prosecutor appointed by Trump to the bench in 2020 late in his presidency, also neglected to swear in the prospective jury pool - an obligatory procedure in which people who may serve on the panel pledge to tell the truth during the selection process. This error forced Cannon to re-start jury selection before the trial ended abruptly with defendant William Spearman pleading guilty as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
 

Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty on Friday to three new charges related to his handling of U.S. classified documents after he left the White House in 2021 - raising the total brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith in the case to 40.

Trump also waived his right to be present in Florida federal court for his arraignment on the three additional charges on Aug. 10, a court filing showed.

 
https://twitter.com/KlasfeldReports
@KlasfeldReports

New Judge Cannon denies the special counsel's request for sealed filings—designed to protect grand jury secrecy—about the alleged conflicts of Walt Nauta's lawyer Stanley Woodward. She sets a briefing schedule over the conflicts issue.

Doc https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652.100.0.pdf
Does anyone know a link to a calendar of all the proceedings, deadlines, court dates for DT? I'm planning to jot the dates down myself but would appreciate a head start if one is already compiled. tia.

Edited to add. Found one to use as a starter: Donald Trump's Timeline Between Now and Election Day
 
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