Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen said Walt Nauta, the former president’s valet, who was indicted over classified and classified documents, should protect himself and not expect Trump to protect him.
Cohen in N Interview On Thursday, with CNN’s Kathleen Collins, Nauta said she believes the former president will protect him if he is honest and doesn’t “throw him under the bus.”
But Trump defends his allies, saying Nauta should be able to learn from the experience of Cohen and other former Trump associates.
“He thinks Donald is going to protect him and not throw him under the bus because he’s a very Trump leader,” he said of Nauta.
Nauta this week They pleaded I have pleaded not guilty to six charges related to the dossier, including obstruction of justice.
In the year Cohen, who pleaded guilty to tax fraud and campaign finance violations in 2018, said he believes Nauta made a bad decision by pleading not guilty.
He said Nauta should look into the case of Stuart Rhodes, the founder of Oath Keepers. He was sentenced. On January 6, 2021, he was sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for conspiracy to riot for acts during a riot.
“What happened to Donald taking care of them? What happened when Donald paid his legal fees? he said.
Cohen said Nauta can provide information voluntarily or under subpoena, and ultimately must provide it to the government regardless.
“If there’s anything that could benefit Walt right now, my belief is that he should probably consider it.
Nauta in Palm Beach, Fla. Inside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, he was seen on security camera footage carrying boxes into and out of a storage room.
Prosecutors have accused Naughton of cooperating with Trump in seizing boxes full of classified and confidential documents that were supposed to be turned over to government officials from investigators and former Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran.
Corcoran had come to Mar-a-Lago to retrieve the documents to comply with a Justice Department subpoena to hand over all remaining documents on the estate.