In the ongoing Trump probe surrounding the handling of classified documents, Carlos De Oliveira, the Mar-a-Lago property manager, has found himself entangled in legal trouble.
Trump Probe Widens as Mar-a-Lago Property Manager Indicted in Classified Documents Case
Indicted last week as the third person connected to the Trump probe investigation, De Oliveira is currently considering whether to cooperate with prosecutors. However, a former FBI deputy director, Andrew McCabe, recently stated that time might be running out for him to strike a Trump probe deal. During a guest appearance on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” McCabe explained that while the window for cooperation hadn’t completely closed, it was rapidly narrowing. De Oliveira’s chances of securing a favorable deal diminish with each passing day since his Trump probe indictment. The property manager was charged with Trump probe conspiracy to obstruct justice and lying to investigators, along with other counts, in connection with an alleged plot to conceal classified documents alongside Trump and his aide, Walt Nauta.
Co-Defendant in Trump Probe Faces Uphill Battle for Cooperation Deal, Says Former FBI Official
Despite the challenges, McCabe emphasized that it wasn’t impossible for De Oliveira to negotiate a Trump probe cooperation agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ). However, the former president’s co-defendant would need to distance himself from Trump and potentially plead to lesser charges outlined in the indictment. Additionally, De Oliveira’s credibility as a witness may be compromised due to prior false statements he made to federal officials, as flagged by the FBI. As the investigation continues to unfold, the looming question remains: Will De Oliveira seize the narrowing opportunity to cooperate with prosecutors, or will he face the full legal consequences of his alleged involvement in the Trump probe? Only time will reveal the final outcome as the legal drama continues to unfold.