Joe Biden’s Justice Department is taking strong action in the case against Donald Trump involving Jack Smith’s classified documents. Yuscil Taveras, the IT worker at Mar-a-Lago, will be testifying to avoid prosecution.
In June, Trump was indicted on 37 federal counts associated with this case in Miami, including 31 counts for willfully retaining national defense information and 6 process crimes related to his discussions with his lawyer.
Last month, Jack Smith, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, filed a superseding indictment accusing Trump of being involved in an alleged scheme to delete security footage from his Mar-a-Lago estate.
Yuscil Taveras was named as “Trump Employee 4” in the indictment.
This marks three additional charges brought against Trump by Smith as part of the investigation into classified documents stored at Mar-a-Lago.
Taveras has not been charged with any crimes; however, Walt Nauta, President Trump’s valet, and Carlos de Oliveira, the Mar-a-Lago property manager, have both been implicated in Jack Smith’s classified documents case.
Mar-a-Lago IT worker Yuscil Taveras has struck a cooperation agreement with the special counsel’s office in the federal case over former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents, Taveras’ former defense attorney said in a new court filing.
Taveras struck the deal with prosecutors after he was threatened with prosecution, defense attorney Stanley Woodward wrote in the filing dated Tuesday.
Taveras is referred to in the filing and in the superseding indictment as “Trump Employee 4,” and CNN has identified him as that employee.
According to the terms of the deal explained in the filing, Taveras agreed to testify in the classified documents case and in exchange will not be prosecuted. He has not been charged with any crimes.