DOJ Destroys Docs Showing Trump Innocence?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

In a recent post on Truth Social, former President Donald Trump claimed that the committee overseeing the Jan. 6 investigation has wrongfully deleted important documents. Trump, currently facing allegations from the Biden administration regarding improper handling of classified material, made this assertion on Tuesday night.

Following the charges against him, which he refers to as a “Freedom of Speech Sham Indictment” by President Biden, Jack Smith, and the Department of Justice, Trump alleges that the January 6th Committee, which he describes as biased, has illicitly destroyed evidence.

He expressed his outrage, stating that such actions are unprecedented and demanded that the charges against him be dropped. He further linked these claims to his longstanding assertions about the 2020 presidential election being manipulated.

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), who leads the Oversight Subcommittee for the Committee on House Administration, commented on this matter to Fox News. He mentioned that the previous committee, which was dominated by Democrats and included two Republicans opposing Trump, may not have appropriately maintained all records. He recalled an incident where a defense lawyer couldn’t access specific video evidence, which the committee didn’t possess.

Loudermilk revealed that a unit named the “Blue Team” within the Jan. 6 committee was tasked with assessing security breaches at the Capitol. He was informed that this group’s operations were curtailed by the committee, seemingly to focus more on attributing blame to Trump.

Trump, last week, denied allegations that he was part of a plot to overturn the 2020 election results. Apart from this, he faces charges in two more criminal cases, one of which concerns the alleged mismanagement of classified documents post his presidency.

Additionally, special counsel Jack Smith’s office highlighted a concerning post from Trump, suggesting that it might indicate Trump’s intent to unlawfully disclose confidential evidence or perhaps intimidate potential witnesses. Despite these concerns, Trump has committed to speaking about his legal battles, even as prosecutors request measures to restrict the dissemination of certain evidence by Trump and his legal team.