Trump attorney Little, who is currently part of Trump's defense team in the Georgia-based election interference case, allegedly told prosecutors that she stressed the point repeatedly throughout the meeting.
"You've got to comply," she told Trump, according to anonymous sources familiar with her sworn testimony.
Little attempted to separate the federal subpoena from previous attempts by the National Archives to retrieve the documents, telling him that going forward his actions would have "a legal ramification."
She allegedly explained that if Trump conducted a more thorough search of his Florida residence that turned up more documents and he subsequently returned them all, he would be in the clear.
However, failing to return all documents would have consequences moving forward.
"Once this is signed"if anything else is located"it's going to be a crime," Little recalled telling Trump, according to sources familiar with her testimony.
When prosecutors asked if Trump understood, she responded, "Absolutely."
Trump said something akin to, "OK, I get it," according to Little's testimony.
So here we are:
- Trump is assured that doing X would "be a crime."
- Trump "absolutely" understood the consequences of doing X
- Trump does X anyway.
- Trump complains about being the victim of a "WITCH HUNT!"