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We see articles like these about Rudy Guiliani flipping:
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Of course there's this: Rudy Giuliani Denies He 'Flipped' On Donald Trump In DOJ's Jan. 6 Probe
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Law professor at the University of Richmond Carl Tobias said De Oliveira was likely charged because he "just wasn't cooperating. They were finally so frustrated that they realized he wasn't going to talk," Tobias said. "He probably wasn't because he would incriminate himself… if you push and push and someone isn't responsive, then the next logical step is to charge them as well."
This is what De Olivera faces:
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Altering, destroying, mulilating or concealing an item (20 yrs)
Corruptly, altering, destroying, mulilating or concealing an item (20 yrs)
False statements (5 yrs.)
Taveras is at the center of the new accusations added to the indictment, including an exchange he had with De Oliveira on June 27, 2022. In that conversation, De Oliveira asked to have a private discussion in an “audio closet” with Taveras, including questioning how long the footage from the security tapes lasted and whether it could be deleted.
When Taveras said “he would not know how to do that, and that he did not believe that he would have the rights to do that,” De Oliveira said “the boss” wanted it deleted, according to the indictment.
Despite the fact that Trump and his associates are now being charged with conspiracy laws used to prosecute organized crime figures Trump isn't a Mafia capo who has both truly loyal underlings who will go to prison for him and those who stick by the boss because to rat them out (i.e. flip on them) would result in termination with extreme predjudice. Typically they are not only offered immunity to testify but go into witness protection.
We still don't know what De Olivera or Taveras looks like.
Once people with first-hand knowledge of Trump's crimes like Nauta and De Olivera, Tavares, and even Rudy, can only punish them with Truth Social rants calling them lying traitors and can't literally order hits on them we might see them flipping him like he's a pancake on a hot griddle.
While all this may have similarities with how the government makes a gangster organized crime case Trump isn't Al Capone, Albert Anastisaia who had the nickname Lord High Executioner, Carlo Gambino who had the nickname The Godfather, John "Dapper Don" Gotti who murdered his boss Paul Castillano, or Pablo Escobar.
The last count on the superseding indictment — No. 42 — involves alleged false statements by De Oliveira, and they would appear to put him in serious trouble.
In a January interview with the FBI, De Oliveira allegedly offered blanket denials that he participated in unloading White House boxes when they arrived at Mar-a-Lago in January 2021. He said he wasn’t aware of the boxes and “never saw nothing.” He said he didn’t know where they were even stored.
The government says in the indictment that De Oliveira “personally observed and helped move” Trump’s White House boxes in January 2021.
The least serious of the counts against De Oliveira might just be the easiest to prove.
Giuliani’s promotion of a debunked conspiracy theory about two election workers falsely accused of mishandling Fulton County ballots also implicates him in an infamous phone call from Trump to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — also a focal point of Willis’ investigation. During the phone call, Trump tried to pressure the state’s chief election officer into flipping the election in the former president’s favor.
“He’s in the thick of it,” Kevin O’Brien, a former federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York with experience trying public corruption cases, told Raw Story. “I don’t know how his lawyers are going to argue to get him off the hook if the day comes when they tell him he’s a target and he’s going to be indicted. What is their response to all this evidence? I don’t know, except to say he was confused, or he was impaired.