CNN has posted the recording that federal prosecutors included in their indictment of former President Donald Trump earlier this month in which he apparently shows “secret information” to a writer and a publisher.
CNN, which previously reported on a transcript of the recording, obtained the actual audio in which Trump is heard telling the pair — during an interview he knew was being recorded — that he was showing them “secret information” that he did not declassify as president.
In the recording, Trump is heard shuffling through papers and then pointing to what he said was a plan of attack on Iran that he says Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley gave to him.
“Except it is like, highly confidential,” Trump said. “Secret. This is secret information.”
The Trump audio:— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 27, 2023
"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