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Former Mar-a-Lago Staffer Says Suspicion Increased After Handling Boxes

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Brian Butler, a former Mar-a-Lago employee, helped load boxes onto a plane for Donald Trump in June 2022 without knowing their contents.

He recalled helping Trump body man Walt Nauta load 10-15 boxes that matched the description of the white bankers boxes in the indictment against Trump for mishandling classified documents.

“Brian Butler told us about how he was on this day in June 2022, not knowing what exactly he was doing, but he was asked to help load boxes, banker boxes, on to Trump’s plane at an airport in Palm Beach, Florida as the former president was set to go to New Jersey. Now what he did not realize was that at the time this was happening Trump’s team, his legal team was meeting with members of the FBI at Mar-a-Lago after they had just performed a search of that storage room looking for classified documents,” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins said.

“We now know based on the indictment, of course, that when Evan Corcoran Trump’s attorney, who was looking through those documents, Walt Nauta and others had moved many boxes out of that room. Now, Brian Butler, who is known and reference six times as Trump employee # 5 in the superseding indictment was asked to help Walt Nauta, who is Trump’s body man, turned co-defendant, load those documents onto the plane. Here’s what he told us about that moment.”

Butler stated he had no idea at the time the boxes contained national security secrets.

It wasn’t until later that month after speaking to investigators that Butler realized the significance of the unusual request, putting together that it involved the ongoing situation regarding classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.

“And then what happened is Walt left before me and he never goes directly to the plane, he’s either in the motorcade when he goes there with the boss, which is the former president. And I remember telling him he left the club with, I didn’t know what he had in his vehicle, but he waited for me at a nearby business,” Butler said.

“And I told him I would tell him when I was leaving Mar-a-Lago. So I left Mar-a-Lago. I texted him, ‘Hey, I’m on my way.’ He followed me. He pulled out and got behind me. We got to the airport. I ended up loading all the luggage I had and he had a bunch of boxes.”

“You noticed that he had boxes,” Collins said.

“They were boxes that were in the indictment, the white bankers boxes. That’s what I remember loading,” Butler said.

“And did you have any time, any idea at the time, that there was potentially U.S. national security secrets in those boxes?” Collins asked.

“No clue. Nope, I had no clue. I mean, we were just taking them out of the Escalade and piling them up. I remember they were all stacked on top of each other and then we’re lifting them up to the pilots,” Butler said.

“How many boxes was it?” Collins asked.

“They asked me in the interview, and I believe it was 10 to 15, is what I remember,” Butler said.

“‘They’ being the investigators?” Collins asked.

“Correct,” Butler said.

“And when you look back on that, now, what —” Collins said.

“Well, I had no clue until probably the end of June. There’s a few different things that happened that kind of opened my eyes to you know, something is going on here,” Butler said.

“So, you get that unusual request. Did you ever think to yourself, why were there so many boxes at Mar-a-Lago?” Collins asked.

“You know, I, for me, I’m just thinking, ‘Oh, the former president, he has a lot of stuff he likes to lug around with him.’ I never would’ve thought it was anything like what we see —” Butler said.

“Classified documents,” Collins cut in.

“Yeah,” Butler said.

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