Carlos De Oliveira, the manager of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, pleaded not guilty this week to charges stemming from the FBI investigation into the former president’s handling of alleged classified materials.
A report shows De Oliveira was charged with another defendant for allegedly concealing surveillance video from federal investigators in the classified documents case. After the Department of Justice filed a subpoena seeking the files, he was accused of assisting Trump advisor Walt Nauta in relocating boxes containing classified documents throughout Mar-a-Lago.
According to a report, the property manager is facing charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice, making false declarations and representations throughout a voluntary conversation with federal investigators, and concealing, modifying, mutilating, or destroying a document.
De Oliveira pleaded not guilty in court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Shaniek Mills Maynard.
Special counsel Jack Smith, appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to examine into allegations of improper handling of secret materials by Trump, conducted the investigation that led to the filing of charges.
The property manager at Mar-a-Lago was also accused of asking an employee to erase the server in order to destroy surveillance video.
Trump has claimed that the case is politically motivated and denied wrongdoing.
According to Sebastian Gorka, who held the position of Deputy Assistant to President Trump during his short tenure in the Trump administration, Carlos De Oliveira was subjected to targeting by Jack Smith due to his affiliation with the former President.
Gorka explained that Jack Smith filed additional charges in the frivolous and political classified documents case against Carlos De Oliveira while Hunter Biden attempted to work out his sweetheart deal for committing actual felonies. He called Carlos a hardworking Hispanic man from the working class.
He said the Democrats used to claim that they defend the interests of the laborer, the oppressed, the impoverished, and the exploited minorities.
But they will treat you harshly if you take a job with a political opponent or, even worse, with a man who isn’t in servitude to the special interests of the “elite.” Then, the DOJ will set their pack of characterless, rabid animals on you.