Trump aide Walt Nauta pleads not guilty to charges in Mar-a-Lago classified documents case

He pleaded not guilty to charges related to obstruction and concealment.

Published: July 6, 2023 11:19am

Updated: July 6, 2023 11:41am

Walt Nauta, an aide to former President Donald Trump, entered a not-guilty plea Thursday to multiple charges related to the alleged mishandling of classified materials at Mar-a-Lago.

Nauta also hired a new attorney based in Florida to represent him in the case after having difficulties retaining a lawyer licensed in the state, The Associated Press reported

Nauta was charged with Trump last month for allegedly mishandling classified documents. His arraignment had been postponed multiple times due to his attorney issues and problems with travel. 

Stanley Woodward, a Washington-based attorney, entered the not-guilty plea for Nauta. The charges he pleaded not guilty to include obstruction and concealment.

New information revealed earlier this week in a less redacted version of the FBI's affidavit used to secure the Mar-a-Lago search warrant shows that footage appeared to show Nauta moving boxes in the months before the raid.

Trump also pleaded not guilty during his arraignment last month.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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