Trump Admitted In Recording He Didn’t Declassify ‘Secret’ Military Docs He Kept: Report

Trump admitted in recording he didn’t declassify ‘secret’ military docs he Kept

  • Former President Donald Trump was recorded in 2021 acknowledging that he had kept “secret” military documents from his time in office without first declassifying them.
  • The recording of the 76-year-old’s admission has been obtained by federal prosecutors, who secured an indictment of Trump on charges including willful retention of national defense information after retrieving thousands of documents from his Mar-a-Lago resort.
  • “As president, I could have declassified, but now I can’t,” Trump, 76, said about a classified Pentagon paper outlining a potential military strike on Iran, according to a transcript of the meeting reported by CNN.
  • “Secret. This is secret information. Look, look at this,” the 45th president also said. “This was done by the military and given to me.”
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