Trump’s Name Gets Cleared?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – A new report has found that the military plan that former President Donald Trump was referencing in a leaked audio recording is not one of the documents that Trump has been accused of willfully retaining under the special counsel Jack Smith’s indictment, which included 31 counts of violations of the Espionage Act of 1917.

The 37-count indictment against Trump does reference that the former President had retained national defense material, but there are no direct references to the exact subjects that those documents covered. A source revealed to CBS that the Iran memo Trump referred to in the leaked audio is not even included in Smith’s indictment.

Legal expert Mark Levin responded to the CBS report in a tweet stating that this was why he always recommended that people wait before making any judgments on things reported on by the media or government. He added that originally it was alleged that the audio recording obtained by CNN was for one of the charging documents, but it is now stated that it is actually not one of the documents charged.

While it is unclear whether this specific document has been received by the government, Smith during the indictment referenced the content of the leaked audio tapes and referred to Donald Trump allegedly discussing sensitive national defense information with someone that did not have the necessary security clearance.

In the leaked audio tape, Trump could be heard saying this is “highly confidential, secret” information, before urging the person to look at it. He then proceeds to say that during his time in office, he could have declassified it, but that he no longer had that option.

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