A new leak has surfaced claiming that former President Donald Trump revealed secret details about US nuclear submarines to an Australian billionaire. According to sources allegedly within Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office, Trump discussed the number of nuclear warheads and the stealth capabilities of US submarines with Anthony Pratt, a paper packaging magnate. Pratt then reportedly shared this information with a wide range of individuals, including journalists, company employees, and Australian officials.
However, there are several issues with this story. First, there is no evidence that what Trump said was classified or even true. Pratt himself admitted that he couldn’t determine the validity of the information. Additionally, it is unclear why Smith is tying this leak to the ongoing prosecution of Trump for storing classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. Unless there is a document linking this information to Trump, it seems unrelated.
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Moreover, this leak seems to conveniently fit into the Democrats’ narrative of portraying Trump as someone who recklessly shares classified information. They have pointed to previous incidents, such as when Trump allegedly shared sensitive intelligence with Russian officials and posted a classified photo on social media. Yet, none of these incidents have led to any tangible consequences or official accusations.
Ultimately, this leak appears to be more about building a case against Trump in the court of public opinion rather than presenting evidence for a legal prosecution. Smith seems to be attempting to sway potential jurors and voters by suggesting that Trump cannot be trusted with classified information. However, until concrete evidence is presented, this leak remains nothing more than an interesting anecdote.