The former president of the United States Donald Trump He acknowledged having at least one classified document in his possession in 2021, according to an audio recording that was published this Monday by various US media.
In the audio, which was first published by CNN, the former president (2017-2021) is heard talking to various people, including members of his team, about a classified document containing military information.
During the few more than two minutes of audio, the Republican is heard saying that He could have declassified the documents when he was in the White House, but he didn’t.
“When I was president I could have declassified them, but now I can’t,” Trump says in the audio. The former president also points out that the document, which he attributes to the Department of Defense, refers to Iran.
The recording took placer on July 21 at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and its content has been cited in the indictment filed by the Department of Justice in late March. However, it is the first time that the audio has been made public.