“Guilty as Sin” Lawyer Assesses Trump’s Conduct in Classified Documents Case

 “Guilty as Sin” Lawyer Assesses Trump’s Conduct in Classified Documents Case


A lawyer formerly associated with Donald Trump’s White House, Ty Cobb, did not mince words when he described the former president as “guilty as sin” during an appearance on CNN’s “Out Front.” Cobb’s comments come in the wake of ongoing legal proceedings that have slowly progressed in the court of U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon.

This case accuses Trump, along with his aides, of improperly handling sensitive documents and obstructing their recovery. On Wednesday, the drama in court escalated as Special Prosecutor Jack Smith’s team sharply criticized a motion to dismiss filed by Trump’s defense, which they labeled a “garbage argument.”

This motion, presented by Trump’s bodyman and co-defendant Walt Nauta and Mar-a-Lago property manager Carlos De Oliveira, claimed vindictive prosecution. Despite the serious charges, Trump, Nauta, and De Oliveira have all pleaded not guilty.

The case’s progress has been notably sluggish, with Judge Cannon not yet scheduling a trial date or resolving key issues regarding the use of classified evidence. An earlier ruling in the case hinted at Trump’s conscious breach of the law, noting an incident where an unnamed witness transferred confidential documents to a super PAC laptop.

“She should read that opinion because it takes it from soup to nuts and makes it very clear how guilty the president is in this case, which has been laid out so clearly,” Cobb stated, suggesting that Judge Cannon herself should examine the ruling closely, reported NBC News.

Further complicating matters, U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell, in her filings, pointed out the lack of direct evidence that Trump deliberately retained classified documents. However, she criticized Trump’s defense for ignoring the obvious presence of classified-marked documents, found in stacks of banker boxes within Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, particularly noting their location in his own bedroom.

“Notably… no excuse is provided as to how the former president could miss the classified-marked documents found in his own bedroom at Mar-a-Lago,” Howell wrote, underlining the overwhelming nature of the evidence against Trump.

Cobb praised Howell’s assessment, emphasizing the depth of evidence indicating criminal actions by Trump, including efforts to mislead his own lawyers about the whereabouts of sensitive documents. “She makes it very clear that the evidence is really overwhelming,” Cobb remarked on the calculated moves to obscure the truth, notably Trump’s use of legal representation as a tool to facilitate his alleged crimes.

This legal saga continues to unfold as both the prosecution and defense navigate a complex array of legal and ethical challenges, spotlighting the gravity of the accusations against the former president.

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