Political Action Committee (PAC) of former Presidents of the United States. Donald Trump may have paid some witnesses Justice Department probe into whether former president illegally withheld confidential government documents after leaving office, reports Washington Post.
As some witnesses anonymously reported to the said newspaper — including people who participated in both the defense and prosecution of the open case against Trump — the PAC may have paid charge research participants.
Specifically, the political action committee of the former president would have paid 114.000 Euro for Brand Woodward Law Firm, which represents For a witness in Trump’s defense and another who criticized him.
[Un juez ordena publicar parte de la declaración jurada que permitió el registro a Donald Trump]
Although in the United States there is no legal bar for third parties to pay legal fees to the attorneys of the participants in a lawsuit, This is a practice that may encourage witnesses not to cooperate.
For his part, former Attorney General jim waldenconsulted by Washington Posthas claimed that the payment agreement raises concerns about whether reimbursement of legal fees can influence what witnesses say or do.
In this context, he has indicated that if Justice Department officials Concerns about the ethics of the participants case, they can ask at least one judge, ask clients if they are sure their interests are being protected.
“It appears that the Trump PAC is paying for the silence of these witnesses, for a fifth or so favorable testimony from them,” Walden said.
The US Justice Department is investigating Trump’s possession of hundreds of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago Florida residence after he left office.
Some of the documents recovered in June contained highly classified information, including reports about a foreign country’s nuclear capabilities, in a search by the FBI approved by the country’s courts. Intelligence activities in missile systems of China and Iran.