Article originally appeared on thefederalist.com.
Special Counsel Jack Smith, who turned a blind eye to Biden family corruption as head of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) public integrity section during the Obama administration, slapped three additional charges on former President Donald Trump on Thursday for his alleged mishandling of classified documents. The department has also added a Mar-a-Lago maintenance worker to the original indictment.
“This is nothing more than a continued desperate and flailing attempt by the Biden Crime Family and their Department of Justice to harass President Trump and those around him,” the Trump campaign wrote in a statement. “Deranged Jack Smith knows that they have no case and is casting about for any way to salvage their illegal witch hunt and to get someone other than Donald Trump to run against Crooked Joe Biden.”
In addition to the 37 federal counts Trump is already facing, the DOJ announced it is charging Trump with one count of willful retention of national defense information based on the July 2021 Bedminster audio tape, which was already included in the original indictment. The department is also charging Trump with two new counts of obstruction for allegedly attempting to delete security footage at his home in Palm Beach, Florida, last summer around the time of the infamous Mar-a-Lago raid, where, according to the Trump family, federal agents aggressively searched Melania Trump’s wardrobe and Barron Trump’s underwear drawer.
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