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Donald Trump Caught Discussing ‘Highly Confidential’ Document in Audio Clip

by Chloe Baker
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Donald Trump Classified Document

In a recently surfaced audio clip, former President Donald Trump is heard discussing a purported “highly confidential” document, contradicting his later assertion that he only possessed magazine and newspaper clippings, not sensitive material.

The July 2021 recording was made during an interview at Trump’s Bedminster resort in New Jersey. The interview was conducted for a memoir being penned by Mark Meadows, Trump’s ex-chief of staff. Significantly, the audio clip is now key evidence in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s indictment of Trump over allegations of mishandling classified data.

Smith’s indictment suggests that those present at the meeting with Trump – which included a writer, a publisher, and two members of Trump’s team – were presented with classified details related to a Pentagon attack strategy on an unidentified foreign nation.

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During the recording, Trump can be heard saying, “These are the papers,” seemingly implying he is holding a confidential Pentagon document outlining plans to attack Iran. “This was done by the military, given to me.”

This audio clip might weaken Trump’s statement made in a recent Fox News interview, where he denied having any such documents during the 2021 meeting. “There was no document. That was a massive amount of papers, and everything else talking about Iran and other things,” he said on Fox. “I didn’t have a document, per se. These were newspaper stories, magazine stories, and articles.”

Earlier this month, Trump denied 37 counts related to the alleged mishandling of classified papers stored at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, brought against him as part of a 38-count indictment. The indictment also implicates his assistant and former valet Walt Nauta, who is due for arraignment Tuesday before a federal judge in Miami.

A spokesperson for Trump’s campaign stated that the audio recording, initially aired on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” “provides context proving, once again, that President Trump did nothing wrong at all.” Meanwhile, Trump claimed late Monday on his social media platform that the recording “is actually an exoneration, rather than what they would have you believe.”


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Donald Trump Classified Document

What does the audio recording reveal about Donald Trump?

The audio recording reveals that former President Donald Trump was discussing a “highly confidential” document during a meeting. This seems to contradict his later claims that he only had magazine and newspaper clippings, and no sensitive documents.

When and where was this audio recording made?

The recording was made in July 2021 during an interview at Donald Trump’s Bedminster resort in New Jersey. The interview was for the memoir of his ex-chief of staff, Mark Meadows.

Who else was present at the meeting where the recording was made?

The meeting was attended by a writer, a publisher, and two members of Trump’s team, apart from the former President himself.

How is this audio recording related to the indictment of Donald Trump?

The audio recording is a key piece of evidence in the indictment of Trump by Special Counsel Jack Smith. The indictment alleges that Trump mishandled classified information.

What was Trump’s response to the revelation of this recording?

Trump’s campaign spokesperson stated that the audio recording “provides context proving, once again, that President Trump did nothing wrong at all.” Trump himself claimed on his social media platform that the recording “is actually an exoneration, rather than what they would have you believe.”

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10 comments

JustObserving June 27, 2023 - 5:57 pm

gotta say, i’d like to hear the full recording. Not a fan of taking things out of context.

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TrueBlueSteve June 27, 2023 - 6:01 pm

so much for draining the swamp! Trump’s just as bad, if not worse.

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PatrioticSally June 28, 2023 - 1:21 am

I knew it! Always knew he was hiding somethin’. This is just the tip of the iceberg i bet.

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TrueBlueSteve June 28, 2023 - 2:19 am

so much for draining the swamp! Trump’s just as bad, if not worse.

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RollingEyes June 28, 2023 - 5:10 am

And once again, Trump says it’s ‘exoneration’. guess the dictionary has a different meaning in trump land, huh.

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RollingEyes June 28, 2023 - 7:02 am

And once again, Trump says it’s ‘exoneration’. guess the dictionary has a different meaning in trump land, huh.

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JustObserving June 28, 2023 - 10:21 am

gotta say, i’d like to hear the full recording. Not a fan of taking things out of context.

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MikeJ1987 June 28, 2023 - 1:19 pm

wow this is big, if its true? but then, u never knw wth the media these days. All about the ratings isn’t it, never mind the truth lol.

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MikeJ1987 June 28, 2023 - 1:53 pm

wow this is big, if its true? but then, u never knw wth the media these days. All about the ratings isn’t it, never mind the truth lol.

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PatrioticSally June 28, 2023 - 4:25 pm

I knew it! Always knew he was hiding somethin’. This is just the tip of the iceberg i bet.

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