Trump aide Nauta indicted in classified documents case
As of now, the specific charges against Nauta are not known.
Former President Donald Trump's aide Walt Nauta was indicted Friday in special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into alleged mishandling of classified documents by the 45th president.
Sources told CNN that Nauta's indictment is the second one in the investigation. As of now, the specific charges against Nauta are not known.
Nauta and a maintenance worker at Mar-a-Lago had involvement in moving boxes of classified material at Trump’s home in Florida.
“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 strong, brave, and a Great Patriot. The FBI and DOJ are CORRUPT!” Trump wrote on TRUTH Social responding to Nauta's indictment.
Trump announced via Truth Social Thursday that the DOJ had ordered him to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday to face arraignment.
CNN has reported that Trump faces seven counts in relation to the case. Trump himself surmised that the charges relate to the FBI's August 2022 raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate and the seizure of materials he had stored there.
This is a developing story.