An attorney for Donald Trump called the former president is the “most ethical American” she knows after new superseding charges accused Trump of trying to delete tapes sought by investigators in his classified documents probe.
“When he has his turn in court and when we get to file our papers, you will see that every single video, every single surveillance tape that was requested, was turned over,” Alina Habba told “Fox News Sunday.”
“If President Trump didn’t want something turned over, I assure you, that is something that could have been done, but he never would act like that. He is the most ethical American I know,” she added.
The superseding indictment accused Trump of trying to delete security camera footage sought by investigators probing his handling of classified documents.
Prosecutors say Trump enlisted the help of co-defendant Walt Nauta and Carlos de Oliveira, the property manager at Mar-a-Lago and a new defendant in the case. The former president was also accused of possessing a classified military document that he shared with people lacking security clearances, according to Politico.
“No tapes were deleted. He turned them over. He cooperated as he always does,” Habba insisted on Sunday. “But they would like the American public to believe in these bogus indictments that there are some facts that say that President Trump was obstructing justice.”
Trump was charged with two new obstruction of justice counts related to the alleged attempt to delete the security camera video and a new charge under the Espionage Act over the classified military document.