Federal prosecutors in the office of Special Counsel Jack Smith announced in court filings Friday that they intend to call several FBI agents as expert witnesses in the alleged wrongdoing of former President Donald Trump. confidential documents.
The filing lists five witnesses described as experts in digital forensics or mobile analytics, and prosecutors said they are expected to testify about data and materials extracted from devices and accounts belonging to Walt Nauta and Carlos De Oliveira, both of whom are accused. Crimes with Trump. The experts are also expected to testify about the information released about the unnamed “Trump employee 2”.
It was Trump He was charged in June 2023 2022 on criminal charges related to classified documents discovered at the Mar-a-Lago resort. Then he was shot with A replaces the indictment, claimed to be part of a plan to remove Trump’s security video. Trump, Nauta and De Oliveira pleaded not guilty in the case.
The new reference in the indictment dates to June 27, 2022, when De Oliveira allegedly had a private conversation in an “audio locker” with another unnamed Trump staffer. That employee was identified by NBC News as Yuscil Taveras, director of information technology at Mar-a-Lago, who Smith’s office said in a filing. changed his initial statement after changing lawyers.
In detail during the alleged June 2022 conversation superseding indictment, De Oliveira asked Taveras how long the server with surveillance video from Mar-a-Lago had kept the footage, adding that “the boss” wanted it deleted. De Oliveira and Nauta spoke that day, the indictment said.
The special prosecutor’s office plans to use expert testimony to discuss the events of June 27, 2022, according to a statement released Friday, which includes content extracted from devices used by De Oliveira and Nauta.
Trump’s lawyer, Todd Blanche, declined to comment on the filing on Friday.
The case is scheduled to go to trial in May, with Trump’s lawyers to tell the court on Friday that they plan to file multiple motions next week to compel discovery from the special counsel’s office.
One of those motions will seek an order “regarding the scope of the prosecution team,” while the others will seek “tracking of information related to impeachment materials related to the processing of allegedly classified documents, damage assessment, and the conduct of the investigation.”
The case is one of many to be tried this year against Trump, who is seeking another term in the White House.