Another leak of evidence in the Biden Justice Department’s classified documents case against President Trump took place on Monday with CNN airing a July 2021 recording of Trump talking about attack plans on Iran drawn up by Gen. Milley while waving a sheaf of papers. In the recording, Trump can be heard getting in a dig about Hillary Clinton and Anthony Weiner regarding her private email server scandal. Descriptions of the tape were previously leaked to CNN.
Special Counsel Jack Smith has made the audio recording part of his Espionage Act case against Trump.
Excerpt from CNN:
The recording obtained by CNN begins with Trump claiming “these are bad sick people,” while his staffer claims there had been a “coup” against Trump.
“Like when Milley is talking about, ‘Oh you’re going to try to do a coup.’ No, they were trying to do that before you even were sworn in,” the staffer says, according to the audio.
The next part of the conversation is mostly included in the indictment, though the audio makes clear there are papers shuffling as Trump tells those in attendance he has an example to show.
“He said that I wanted to attack Iran, Isn’t it amazing?” Trump says as the sound of papers shuffling can be heard. “I have a big pile of papers, this thing just came up. Look. This was him. They presented me this – this is off the record but – they presented me this. This was him. This was the Defense Department and him.”
…“I was just thinking, because we were talking about it. And you know, he said, ‘He wanted to attack Iran, and what…,’ ” Trump says.
“These are the papers,” Trump continues, according to the audio file.
The Trump audio:
“See as president I could have declassified it. Now I can’t, you know, but this is still a secret.”
“Now we have a problem,” a staffer responds. pic.twitter.com/ftNqOTnfZn
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 27, 2023
Trump spoke about the recorded conversation in an interview with Bret Baier on Fox News last week:
There’s a lot going on here and this is going to reviewed: Trump on the recording of him pic.twitter
Source: The Gateway Pundit