Walt Nauta Wikipedia, Wiki, Indictment, Family, Nationality, Photo, Lawyer
Walt Nauta Wikipedia, Wiki, Indictment, Family, Nationality, Photo, Lawyer – In connection with the investigation by special counsel Jack Smith into the improper handling of secret materials from the Trump White House, a former president Donald Trump’s adviser has been charged.
The second indictment in the inquiry by the special counsel is against Walt Nauta. The indictment, which was unsealed on Friday, has 37 allegations against Trump, some of which are related to charges of deliberate retention of national defence information.
Walt Nauta, a Trump associate, was charged with using secret documents
Nauta is charged with six counts total, several of which are related to the alleged behaviour and involve obstruction and concealment.
The indictment states that during his FBI interview in May 2022, Nauta allegedly told investigators a lie. Before Trump gave the National Archives 15 boxes in 2022, he allegedly claimed falsely that he was unaware of boxes being transported to his house for his review.
However, the indictment states that Nauta helped transfer boxes from the storage area to Trump’s house.
“Nauta falsely replied, “I wish, I wish I could tell you where the boxes had been stored before they were in the Trump residence and whether they had been in a secure or locked location. I’m not sure. The charge reads, “I don’t – I honestly really don’t know.
According to the indictment, between November 2021 and January 2022, Nauta and another Trump employee carried boxes from the Mar-a-Lago storage area to the former president’s mansion on his orders.
“Nauta did in fact know that the boxes in Pine Hall had come from the Storage Room, as Nauta himself, with the assistance of Trump Employee 2, had moved the boxes from the Storage Room to Pine Hall; and Nauta had observed the boxes in and moved them to various locations at The Mar-a-Lago Club,” according to the indictment.
Earlier on Friday, a representative for Nauta declined to comment. This week, Nauta joined Trump at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club.
On his social media pages on Friday, Trump replied to Nauta’s indictment by saying, “They are trying to destroy his life, like the lives of so many others, hoping that he will say bad things about ‘Trump.'” He is a great patriot who is powerful and brave. The DOJ and FBI are corrupt.
Investigators had focused on Nauta’s role in the transportation of boxes containing classified information at Trump’s Florida club. Before the FBI carried out a search warrant on the Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach last August, Nauta relocated the crates with the aid of a maintenance worker.
In accordance with court documents from the previous year, the FBI discovered more than 100 documents marked as classified during the search. This occurred weeks after a Trump lawyer acknowledged that the Trump campaign had complied with a May subpoena requesting the production of all documents marked as classified.
According to a recent CNN report, investigators were able to get security footage showing Nauta and the employee transporting boxes with the secret data about the resort. Nauta had spoken with investigators several times throughout the investigation, initially claiming he hadn’t handled any boxes or confidential information at Mar-a-Lago.
CNN previously reported that after the surveillance footage was made available, Nauta revised his testimony, and that the assistant eventually stopped speaking to investigators last autumn after switching counsel.