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.
Newly added to the indictment is Carlos De Oliveira, Trump’s property manager. The DOJ alleges De Oliveira aided the president in deleting the aforementioned surveillance footage and gave false statements to the FBI during a voluntary interview on Jan. 13 this year.
Former Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Mike Pence have also kept classified documents, despite neither man having had the power to declassify documents. Yet they have not faced any charges. Additionally, while Trump’s classified documents were kept in his private Mar-a-Lago home protected by the Secret Service, Biden’s classified documents have reportedly been found in his garage in Delaware and at the Penn Biden Center, a busy D.C. office building that spans “some 10 stories and included numerous public areas,” writes The Federalist’s Margot Cleveland.
The same day the Justice Department added more charges to the Trump indictment, it dropped the campaign finance charge against Democrat mega-donor (only outspent by George Soros) Sam Bankman-Fried. Bankman-Fried, the CEO of the former multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, FTX, defrauded millions of people, many of whom were small-time, everyday investors.