Every day, the mountain of evidence that the indictments of former President Donald Trump were a coordinated effort between the Department of Justice and the White House increases.
The New York Post reported on Sunday that prior to the federal indictment of former President Donald Trump on charges related to the misuse of classified documents, members of the White House counsel’s office and the team of Special Counsel Jack Smith had interactions.
Jay Bratt, a close aide of Special Counsel Jack Smith, reportedly met with Caroline Saba, the deputy chief of staff for the White House counsel’s office, on March 31, nine weeks before Trump was indicted, according to records obtained from the White House visitor logs.
Danielle Ray, a Washington field office FBI agent, also attended the meeting.
🚨 “Critics and legal experts questioned why Bratt was taking meetings at all with the White House counsel’s office while part of an active investigation into President Biden’s likely 2024 Republican opponent.” https://t.co/3i6LZkpeq9
— Garrett Ventry (@GarrettVentry) August 26, 2023
Bratt coincidentally met with Saba at the White House in November 2021, while Trump was grappling with the National Archives investigation into presidential records stored at Mar-a-Lago, but before the investigation was officially initiated.
Then, in June 2022, Bratt traveled to Mar-a-Lago to inspect the property’s storage facilities and speak with Trump.
In March, the Washington Post reported that “Jay Bratt, the prosecutor leading the department’s counterespionage work, advocated seeking a judge’s warrant for an unannounced search at the property to quickly recover any sensitive documents still there.”
Stanley Woodward, the attorney for Trump’s valet Walt Nauta, who was also investigated as part of the Mar-a-Lago case, stated that Bratt attempted to compel him to assist the prosecution against Trump by bringing up an application for a judge’s position that he had previously submitted.
As reported by The Post, according to Woodward, Bratt indicated that his application would be viewed more favorably if he cooperated against Trump.
Woodward told The Guardian that Bratt told him “he did not think that Woodward was a ‘Trump guy’ and that ‘he would do the right thing’ before noting that he knew Woodward had submitted an application to be a judge at the superior court in Washington DC that was currently pending.”
And not just any ol' guy… Jay Bratt, the guy who tried to blackmail Walt Nauta and his attorney. The guy who insisted upon the unannounced FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago. The guy who didn't want us to see the affidavit that supported the search warrant.https://t.co/I7ZlcGx8cn
— Jennifer Van Laar (@jenvanlaar) August 27, 2023
More on this story via The Western Journal:
The Post revealed that another meeting between Bratt and the White House took place in September 2021 with Katherine Reily, an advisor to the White House chief of staff’s office.
So why was Bratt taking all those meetings in the White House all while he was investigating the president’s political opponent? CONTINUE READING…