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Waltine Nauta 2022 Interview Transcript Unsealed

Hyemin Han
Friday, April 12, 2024, 3:53 PM
The transcript reveals a conversation Nauta had with FBI special agents about his knowledge of the boxes moved at Mar-a-Lago.

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On April 11, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon unsealed a redacted transcript of an interview of Waltine Nauta conducted by two FBI special agents on May 26, 2022. Nauta, a co-defendant in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s ongoing Mar-a-Lago classified documents case and Donald Trump’s former valet, told officers that he thought that miscellaneous items, such as picture frames, news clippings, and shampoo were being moved in the boxes. Nauta is charged with lying in this interview. 

Nauta is currently asking Judge Cannon to dismiss the charges against him on the basis of constitutional vagueness. 

You can read the transcript here or below:

Hyemin Han is an associate editor of Lawfare and is based in Washington, D.C. Previously, she worked in eviction defense and has interned on Capitol Hill and with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. She holds a BA in government from Dartmouth College, where she was editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth independent daily.

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