The deepening FBI investigation into Donald Trump’s handling of sensitive government information has disclosed damaging and unsettling new details. With every court filing there is new information about the cache of documents the former president took with him from the White House and the potential national security concerns. For further analysis of this unprecedented FBI search, joining FRANCE 24 is Stephen Dreyfuss, Law firm partner, former prosecutor and former President of the Paris-based International Association of Lawyers. “What is often the case in this country, and is clearly the case here, is that the target of the investigation, in this case Mr. Trump, is his own worst enemy.” Mr. Dreyfuss further explains how the former president has exposed himself to a far more serious indictment: “The charge of obstruction of justice which is based on his conduct since he left the White House […] is a much more serious crime than the more technical keeping government records charges that he would have been subjected to otherwise.” He adds that Trump’s refusal to cooperate with the investigation has put himself in a perilous situation. And this behavior, Mr. Dreyfuss insists, also reflects Trump’s worldview and exactly how he functions. “Throughout his term in office, and afterward, he’s taken the position that these things belong to him personally. He used to talk about ‘my generals’ and ‘my intelligence’. And he thinks that these are his own documents. And he’s simply wrong, and, unfortunately, he now may be in a position where that will come back to haunt him.”
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