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Trump admits to keeping a secret document

Jun 1, 2023

In the United States, federal prosecutors have obtained an audio recording in which former President Donald Trump admitted to keeping a secret Pentagon document on a possible attack on Iran.

This was reported to CNN by several sources.

According to the record, Trump took the document out of the White House after leaving the presidency.

According to the TV channel's interlocutors, the audio recording was made at a meeting at Trump's golf club in New Jersey in July 2021, about six months after he left office.

At the time, Trump allegedly met with two people who were working on the autobiography of former Trump chief of Staff Mark Meadows. These people did not have security clearances.


The former president claimed that he received the document from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley. However, CNN sources noted that the document to which Trump refers was not prepared by Milley.

A spokesman for Trump's campaign said that the "leaks" were intended to "escalate tensions" against the former president.

According to the TV channel, the recording undermines Trump's argument that he declassified all the documents after leaving office.

As a reminder, during a search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate on August 8, 2022, the FBI seized more than 11,000 government documents and photographs.

Some of the documents seized from Trump describe in detail top-secret US operations. Such operations are usually so closely guarded that many senior national security officials are unaware of them. Only the president, some members of his cabinet, or other officials at that level could authorize other government officials to gain access.

Author - Olena Madiak, 01/06/2023

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