An unnamed employee of former President Donald Trump has retracted “false testimony” to a grand jury after changing lawyers, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
The employee, referred to as “Trump Employee 4” in court documents from special counsel Jack Smith’s office, retracted statements from an earlier testimony and gave information implicating Trump and others over alleged efforts to delete security footage at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
Fox News Digital has confirmed that Trump Employee 4 is Yuscil Tavares, a Mar-a-Lago tech worker. Tavares is cooperating with Smiths’ team after switching lawyers.
The court documents say Trump Employee 4 “repeatedly denied or claimed not to recall” any contacts or conversations about security footage when they testified before a D.C. grand jury in March 2023.
A view of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
But in July, after being advised that he was a target of the investigation and that his lawyer might have a conflict of interest because of his representation of others in the probe, the witness