The ongoing investigation into White House documents seized last week by the FBI at Mar-a-Lago is the “shortest distance between Donald Trump and an orange”. [prison] combination,” conservative attorney George Conway told CNN’s Jim Acosta.
The potential case against Trump seems “so simple,” Conway noted on Saturday. In particular, if the documents contain information about national security and nuclear weapons, as has been reported, “I don’t know what the defense might be.”
“And we really haven’t heard anything that comes close to a rational, logical defense” of why Trump hid boxes of “unauthorized” White House documents that should have been legally held by him. the National Archives, he added.
Last Monday, FBI agents recovered approximately 20 boxes of items from Trump’s residence, including 11 sets of classified information, some of which was top secret.
The former president is currently under investigation for possible violation of the Espionage Act, obstruction of an investigation and deletion or destruction of documents.
Trump offered a carousel of apologies for why the boxes were hidden in his Mar-a-Lago home and golf resort, saying he would have returned them if asked, because he bring work home like everyone else, and he had already declassified everything, anyway. (The White House documents belong to the National Archives, under the Presidential Archives Actdeclassified or not.)
He also said that everything found in his Florida estate was planted by the FBI.
Conway, the husband of former Trump White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, said he believes the “craziness” of some of these desperate claims indicates that Trump may “realize the danger he is in.”
Acosta wondered why Trump hadn’t yet explained why he had the information about the documents in the first place.
Conway replied, “There is no good reason.” He’s a “narcissist,” who believes “everything belongs to him,” Conway added.
Check out the full interview here: