Donald Trump discussed classified documents in 2021, report confirms

Former US President Donald Trump discussed secret war plans against Iran in 2021 and was aware he was being recorded, according to an audio recording obtained by CNN.

Edited By Sanchari Ghosh
Updated27 Jun 2023, 11:39 AM IST
Donald Trump discussed classified documents in 2021
Donald Trump discussed classified documents in 2021(Bloomberg)

Former US President Donald Trump discussed secret documents of war plans against Iran during a meeting in Bedminster, New Jersey in 2021, audio recording of the same has been obtained by new channel CNN. Report also cites that Trump was aware that he was being recorded.

The recording, broadcast on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, includes a moment when Trump seems to indicate he was holding a document regarding possible military action against Iran, according to the report.

In the video, Trump was heard saying ‘He said I wanted to attack Iran.’

“They presented me this - this is off the record - but they presented me this. This is him, the defense department and him.”

“Except it is like highly confidential. This is secret information… let's declassify it”

Trump, in a post on his Truth Social platform late Monday night, said the tape had been “illegally leaked” and was “actually an exoneration, rather than what they would have you believe.”

Meanwhile, the judge overseeing the criminal case against Donald Trump over his handling of classified documents denied a government request to file under seal a list of dozens of potential witnesses who the former president has been barred from speaking to about the case.

Special Counsel Jack Smith hasn’t provided a detailed reason to file the list under seal or explained why such a move was necessary once he provides the names to Trump’s legal team, US District Judge Aileen Cannon said in an order Monday in West Palm Beach, Florida. Still, it was unclear if the list would be made public.

The judge, a Trump appointee, said the government “does not explain why” partial sealing of the list isn’t sufficient or how long it would be necessary. She already has restricted Trump’s ability to contact prosecution witnesses in the case, except through his attorneys.

(With agency inputs)

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First Published:27 Jun 2023, 11:39 AM IST
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