I hate to say that I told you so, but…
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Donald Trump's former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
I believe it was two weeks ago that I questioned why Meadows had fallen off the face of the earth after giving his deposition.
In fact, the first time we heard his name mentioned again was the indictment that came down from Georgia, with Meadows already moving to have his case separated from Trump's and moved to federal court.
According to an ABC News report, we have a bit more information as to why Meadows has gone dark.
Donald Trump has been adamant that before he left the White House, he declassified all the documents that he had taken to Mar-a-Lago.
One would think that as his chief of staff, Mark Meadows would know if that was true or false.
Well, according to the report, Meadows has testified that he was not aware of Trump ever having done such a thing.
Meadows reportedly told investigators that he did not personally see Trump place records in boxes or remove them.
He also reportedly told them that he made an offer to go through all the records for Trump when this whole debacle was revealed, but Trump refused his offer.
Trump's legal team claimed that Trump has issued "a standing order that documents removed from the Oval Office and taken to the residence were deemed to be declassified the moment he removed them."
Now, that is clearly something that Meadows would have been made aware of, only Meadows testified that while he had heard the term "standing order," he never heard it used in relation to the classified documents.
So, if prosecutors want to challenge Trump on this front, Meadows could be the first witness on the list to debunk what Trump has been saying all along.
This gets even more interesting when you bring in Meadows' book, "The Chief's Chief," where Meadows' ghostwriter allegedly saw a classified war plan "on the couch" of Trump's office in Bedminster.
The paragraph that explained that situation was eventually removed from Meadows' book before it went to publication.
In Meadows' first draft regarding this, the passage reads, "On the couch in front of the President's desk, there's a four-page report typed up by Mark Milley himself.
"It shows the general's own plan to attack Iran, something he urged President Trump to do more than once during his presidency. ... When President Trump found this plan in his old files this morning, he pointed out that if he had been able to make this declassified, it would probably 'win his case.'"
Trump denied this was the document that was revealed in the audio that blew this whole case out of the water, stating, "I didn't have a document, per se. There was nothing to declassify. These were newspaper stories, magazine stories and articles."
Remember, this is the case that I have always been worried about, and it also happens to be the case that, if convicted, could have Trump tagged as a traitor to the country because the case is using the Espionage Act to prosecute him.
If the case is successful, according to the 14th Amendment, Section 3, Trump would then be ineligible for office.
And that, my friends, is the Democrat game plan. And if they can drop this bomb on us after the primary is over and Trump has won the nomination, the GOP gets turned on its ear.