Donald Trump has exploded and demanded that Special Counsel Jack Smith be prosecuted for leaking classified audio documents that may have come from Trump.
Trump posted on Truth Social:
Why did Deranged Jack Smith and the DOJ/FBI leak a tape to Fake News CNN, fake spin and all? Will they be prosecuted for this illegal act? Pure foam!
This case is about THE PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS ACT, confirmed by the CLINTON SOCKS CASE! Has nothing to do with the made-up story of the Espionage Act of 1917, which was never even used!
There’s only one problem with Trump’s claim that Jack Smith leaked the tape. The leak only happened after the tape was turned over to Trump and his defense team.
It’s also possible that someone else in the room gave the tape to CNN. If a staff member or the person who wrote the book made the tape available to CNN, there’s nothing illegal about it.
Jack Smith and federal prosecutors would have nothing to gain by disclosing the tape. The idea that they would is stupid and absurd.
No one knows who leaked the tape, but Trump is signaling that if ever returned to the White House, he will prosecute Jack Smith.
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