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Trump’s Co-Defendants Push for Dismissal in Classified Documents Saga

Trump’s Co-Defendants Push for Dismissal in Classified Documents Saga
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In the latest chapter of the ongoing classified documents case, co-defendants associated with former President Donald Trump are making a concerted effort to have their charges dismissed.

The case, which has captured national attention, revolves around the alleged mishandling of sensitive documents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

Walt Nauta, Trump’s former valet, and Carlos De Oliveira, the Mar-a-Lago property manager, have both pleaded not guilty to charges of obstruction.

Their legal teams are now arguing that the charges should be dropped due to a lack of clarity and specificity in the indictments.

Nauta’s attorney, Stanley Woodward, has filed a motion stating, “Because the indictment fails to allege that Mr. Nauta acted corruptly in any of the conduct as alleged in the indictment, Counts 33, 34, 35, 40, and 41 must be dismissed,” citing unconstitutional vagueness as the basis for the request.

The prosecution, led by special counsel, maintains that the defendants were complicit in an attempt to obstruct an FBI investigation into the retention of classified documents.

This includes allegations of deleting surveillance footage that purportedly showed the movement of boxes containing classified materials.

The case is being overseen by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, who has previously denied Trump’s request to dismiss the classified documents case based on the Presidential Records Act.

The defense’s current motions are set to be heard, with the possibility of delaying the trial, currently scheduled for May 203.