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Former Trump aide pleads not guilty in classified documents retention case

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Waltine Nauta, a former aide to ex-President Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to six criminal charges in a Miami, Florida federal courtroom. In accordance with a minute order from the Justice of the Peace that oversaw Nauta’s arraignment, Nauta pleaded not responsible to conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding paperwork or information, corruptly concealing paperwork or information, concealing documents in a federal investigation, scheming to conceal and making false statements or representations. Trump beforehand pleaded not guilty on June 13 to 37 prices in the identical federal legal case.

Nauta was beforehand set to enter his plea in June, however his arraignment was postponed as a result of he had no native counsel in Florida. Since then, court records point out that Nauta obtained native counsel, Sasha Dadan, to look alongside his Washington DC counsel, Stanley Woodward Jr.

Federal prosecutors accuse Nauta of serving to Trump package deal categorized paperwork referring to US and overseas allies’ protection and weapons capabilities, nuclear data, potential vulnerabilities, and retaliation plans on the White Home to take to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida residence. The indictment states that Trump was not licensed to own or retain the categorized paperwork. As soon as the paperwork arrived at Mar-a-Lago, Nauta assisted the previous president in transferring the bins all through the residence, typically carrying them into Trump’s personal residence for him to evaluation the paperwork contained therein.

The decide overseeing the case, Decide Aileen Cannon, additionally issued an order Thursday establishing an August 14 jury trial date for the case. Nevertheless, authorized specialists doubt the trial will start on time because of nationwide safety considerations surrounding among the trial supplies. The trial is presently slated to last as long as two weeks.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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