It turns out that, in addition to President Donald Trump, President Joe Biden's Department of Justice (DOJ) has also indicted Walt Nauta, a veteran and personal aide to Trump.
Nauta is named in the indictment that the DOJ released on Friday - the same indictment in which the DOJ has alleged 37 counts of wrongdoing against Trump in relation to Trump's handling of classified documents.
The Washington Post reports:
On Friday, a 49-page indictment was unsealed charging the Navy Veteran with six criminal counts, alleging that he conspired with and helped the former president hide his unlawful retained classified documents from Trump’s attorney, the FBI and a grand jury, and lying about it. The offenses are punishable by up to 20 years in prison
The Post also reports that federal prosecutors consider Nauta to be one of their key witnesses in their case against Trump.
In other words, it appears that the prosecutors are going to try to make Nauta turn on Trump.
In fact, we know that prosecutors have already been trying to get Nauto to turn on Trump.
The Guardian reports, "last year, around November, "Nauta had already spoken to prosecutors in the investigation when they called his lawyer Stanley Woodward and summoned him to a meeting at justice department headquarters for an urgent matter."
The outlet adds:
When Woodward arrived at the conference room, he was seated across from several prosecutors working on the investigation, including the chief of the counterintelligence section, Jay Bratt, who explained that they wanted Nauta to cooperate with the government against Trump, the letter said.
Bratt, in fact, tried to pressure Nauta to cooperate by telling Woodward that it was in his best interest to do so because Nauta allegedly already provided conflicting testimony to investigators.
The fact that Nauta has now been indicted suggests that he has not turned on Trump.
Trump responded to the news of Nauta's indictment with a message that he posted on Truth Social.
"I have just learned that the 'Thugs' from the Department of Injustice will be Indicting a wonderful man, Walt Nauta, a member of the U.S. Navy, who served proudly with me in the White House, retired as Senior Chief, and then transitioned into private life as a personal aide," Trump wrote, adding, "He has done a fantastic job!"
The former president continued, "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 concluded.