FBI Interview With Trump Codefendant Waltine Nauta Unsealed

An interview Trump codefendant Waltine Nauta gave to the FBI was unsealed on April 12 after defense attorneys claimed prosecutors had flouted court instructions by filing their own responses to motions publicly and receiving widespread news coverage.

The docketing comes as U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon holds a hearing on the same day on Mr. Nauta’s motions to dismiss the indictment.

A testimony that Mr. Nauta gave to a grand jury in 2022 remains under seal on the condition that prosecutors justify to Judge Cannon during the hearing why it should stay undocketed.

Mr. Nauta served in the Navy and was staffed as former President Donald Trump’s valet in 2017. Upon retirement, he took up a spot as a personal aide to President Trump in August 2021. He was charged alongside the former president last year for allegedly concealing classified documents and conspiracy to obstruct justice, pleading not guilty to eight counts.

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