The short retort is: probably. Followed by: if it was that simple, nobody would ever go to trial. But to answer a previous question:
Sounds to me like Walt Nauta is deliberately dragging his feet in getting a lawyer. https://t.co/ynT3tZ5YrV— Elizabeth de la Vega (@Delavegalaw) June 29, 2023
Not sure if you know, but I certainly have been confused about rules/procedures regarding how the separate charges against multiple defendants in a single indictment work. He and Nauta are listed as co-defendants on a few of the obstruction/conspiracy/conceal charges, but Trump is the only one for the willful retention counts and a false statement charge. Can he not be tried just for those, independent of whatever goes on with Nauta, or are they intrinsically linked?The short answer is: there is no short answer. Hey, it’s the law. Legal reasoning is an arcane process comprised of tradition, precedent constitutional law, statutes, and rules. Which is why there is no short answer.