The former United States officer, who had an important position in the White House, was interviewed by Federal Prosecutors. These are in charge of investigating the classified White House information retention.
This case involves former United States President, Donald Trump, and the current governor. Joe Biden. The officer worked as an advisor to former ex-president Donald Trump and Barack Obama and is the only known person prosecutors have interviewed in the investigation process against Trump and Biden.
The ex-official told CNN that the interviews he held with both prosecutors had a very noticeable difference in the interrogation of both involved parties in the case. Regarding Trump’s side, the interrogation drastically focused on finding out the former president’s relationship with the files. These include having conversations with different people about how files should be correctly declassified.
In contrast, Joe Biden’s interrogation was much more focused on how he should pack and move boxes with the important documents of the White House, especially at the end of his period as the president of the country.
The ex-officer was expecting both investigations would be executed with the same rigor and intensity. However, this was not the case, as he expressed that Donald Trump was aware of the files’ declassification process and assured that the former president did this during his time as the head of state in the American country.
This interview, which the former official gave anonymously, had not been previously reported or published. This might be an indication that prosecutors are looking for evidence to confirm that Trump was well aware of the files’ declassification process, and that would mean that he automatically declassified and retained them before taking them to his home in Mar-a-Lago.