Walt Nauta Biography
Walt Nauta (full names; Waltine Torre Nauta) is a former Navy and Trump’s personal aide who served as a valet while Trump was the President and after finishing his term he followed Trump him to his personal residence in Mar-A-Lag. He has been indicted on federal criminal charges connected to the former president’s alleged mishandling of classified documents. He was charged with six counts including conspiracy to obstruct, withholding a document or record and scheme to conceal, according to the federal indictment.
Walt Nauta Age
Walt is 40 years old, he was born in August 1983.
Walt Nauta Nationality
Walt is a American national who was born and grew up in Hågat, Guam.
Walt Nauta Family
He is the son of Pauline Torre, the name of his father is unknown. His family lives in Guam and his mother has described him as a “good boy” who moved to the United States “to enjoy his life, not to cause problems”.
Walt Nauta Married
There is no public information available about his marital status but he is assumed to be unmarried.
Walt Nauta Ethnicity
Walt is of Filipino ancestry.
Walt Nauta Education
He graduated from Southern High School.
Walt Nauta Military Career
Nauta enlisted in the Navy in July 2001, and became a cook in the White House mess during the Obama Administration. In 2013, he entered a military culinary competition, part of a team representing “presidential food service.”
After Trump took office, Nauta became one of Trump’s valets, spending some of his workday in a small passageway that connects the West Wing to a private dining room. According to an insider he had access to a small refrigerator stocked with Diet Cokes, which he brought to the president in the Oval Office when Trump pressed a call button on his desk. In addition, he served as a kind golfer, fetching any items the president might need throughout the day and tidying up the room. The two are alleged to have forged a professional relationship, and Trump “trusted him completely.”
In September 2020, he was promoted to senior chief petty officer. When Trump left the White House, Nauta was part of the post-presidency transition, serving for another six months while still in the Navy. He then joined him at Mar-a-Lago. He left the military in September 2021. By the time of his retirement, he’d received numerous service-related awards and commendations, including five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals and seven good conduct medals.
According to campaign finance records Nauta was placed on the payroll of a Trump political action committee, Save America in 2022. He was on payroll as recently as August, making $5,227.81 a paycheck, or about $135,000 a year.
Walt Nauta Indicted
Walt has been indicted facing six counts, including conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding records, concealing documents and making false statements. The charges stem from the investigation into the mishandling of classified documents from the Trump White House.
He attracted the attention of the government after he appeared on the security camera footage from the Mar-a-Lago moving boxes in and out of a basement storage room after a grand jury subpoena. He allegedly brought several boxes to Mr. Trump’s residence from the storage room at a time when National Archives officials were seeking the return of presidential material. He however lied to the government officials that he didn’t. After a second interview, after the investigators gathered more evidence, he gave a different story alleging that Trump instructed him to move the boxes.
According to the indictment on Dec. 7, 2021, Nauta discovered that some of the boxes in the storage room had fallen and their contents were all over the floor, “including a document marked ‘SECRET//REL TO USA, FVEY,’ which denoted that the information in the document was releasable only to the Five Eyes intelligence alliance consisting of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain and the United States.”
He texted a colleague and wrote, “I opened the door and found this…”
Walt Nauta Net worth
Walt has not publicly declared his net worth but according to some sources he has an estimated net worth of $30 million.