Former President Donald Trump is facing new charges for allegedly ordering the wiping of security footage from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The charges were filed by the special counsel investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
The new charges allege that Trump ordered Carlos De Oliveira, a maintenance worker at Mar-a-Lago, to delete security footage from the resort on or about January 7, 2021. The footage is believed to show Trump and his associates discussing the events of January 6.
The charges also allege that Trump ordered Walt Nauta, a valet at Mar-a-Lago, to delete security footage from the resort on or about January 8, 2021. The footage is believed to show Trump and his associates moving boxes of documents out of the resort.
Trump is already facing 37 criminal charges in connection with the January 6 attack. The new charges could add to his legal woes.
What does this mean for Trump?
The new charges are a serious development for Trump. If he is convicted, he could face additional jail time. The charges could also make it more difficult for Trump to run for president in 2024.
What is the reaction to the charges?
The charges have been met with mixed reactions. Some people have said that the charges are a sign that Trump is finally facing accountability for his actions. Others have said that the charges are politically motivated.
What is next?
The next step in the case is for Trump to appear in court and enter a plea. If he pleads not guilty, the case will go to trial.
The new charges are a significant development in the case against Trump. It will be interesting to see how the case unfolds in the coming months.