Former President Donald Trump has denied wrongdoing in response to a leaked recording in which he reportedly discussed highly confidential documents after he left office. Trump, who is leading in the Republican presidential nomination polls for the third time, dismissed the recording as another hoax.
He described the allegations of classified record retention as election interference. According to him, there was no issue at all and everyone knows it.
Trump pleaded not guilty and was indicted this month for the alleged retention of national security records and obstruction of federal efforts to recover the documents. He faces a total of 37 felony charges for his actions.
The former president claimed in an exclusive interview with Bret Baier last week that there was no documentation and that he was only discussing news clippings.
However, an audio recording from CNN suggests otherwise. In the recording, Trump is reportedly discussing classified materials, including top-secret U.S. military attack plans on Iran.
He stated that the plan came from Pentagon officials. Moreover, he is heard saying that the information was classified and highly confidential. This conversation is believed to be a piece of significant evidence in the special counsel’s indictment against Trump.
Asked about the audio recording, Trump asserted that he had a desk full of newspaper articles, copies of magazines, copies of different plans, and copies of stories, related to various subjects.
He argued that all he said was absolutely fine and that they did nothing wrong. They had a lot of papers stacked up, and nobody accused them of doing anything wrong.
Trump expressed his concern about the interference in the election process. He said that it is a shame that people can get away with it.
When asked about his voice on the tape, he said that nothing was wrong and that he did not even see the recording. Trump claimed that he was a legitimate person who did things right.
In his interview with Fox Digital, Trump also took a shot at President Joe Biden. He argued that unlike Biden, who is believed to get a lot of money from people and countries, he did not engage in similar practices.
Trump was in Concord, New Hampshire, for an interview ahead of his keynote address to the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women’s annual fundraising gala.
A public opinion poll indicated that Trump is expanding his lead over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in New Hampshire. DeSantis was also in the same state holding a town hall in the southern town of Hollis. Three other Republican presidential candidates were also holding events on the same day.
Trump won the 2016 New Hampshire primaries by a double-digit margin against several rivals, which helped him secure the Republican nomination and eventually the presidency.
When asked about a potential second term and possible staff members, Trump named several senior advisers and officials that did an excellent job during his first term, including Stephen Miller, Gen. Kellogg, and Ric Grenell.
Trump agreed that there would inevitably be some bad people in his team, but claimed that he had at least ten great individuals for everyone like [Attorney General] Bill Barr who he did not think was courageous.
Despite having four individuals campaign at the same time in New Hampshire, Trump was confident that he would emerge victorious in the Republican primaries in the state.
As he voiced his concerns about Biden’s activities and defended his actions in the leaked recording, Trump claimed his administration was legitimate and did not improperly retain classified records. The whole issue was, according to him, a sham.
Trump’s response to the leaked recording will undoubtedly appease his core supporters, who have backed him fiercely since the 2016 presidential elections.
His strong support from New Hampshire GOP voters indicates that he is still the Republican party’s leading figure. Furthermore, his continued focus on election interference is similar to the narrative Republicans have pushed in recent years, which should solidify his support from pro-Trump Americans.
Regardless of the allegations, Trump is not shying away from the controversy. He believes that he did everything right while in office and afterward. He has appeared unfazed by the ongoing issues and stated he will continue to stand firm in his beliefs.
Former President Donald Trump has insisted that he will reemerge stronger than ever before and retake the presidency. He is confident that he will run a successful campaign to secure his nomination and the presidency yet again.
As he continues to campaign across the country, he will look to energize his supporters and maintain his appeal to new voters. With a strong, pro-Trump message and a renewed focus on his 2016 beliefs, he will most likely continue to be one of the most prominent political figures in the coming years.
Trump remains a larger-than-life figure among Republican voters and a significant force in American politics. Whether he is able to win another term or not, his impact on the political landscape is undeniable. His legacy will continue to be felt in both major political parties for years to come.
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