Donald Trump’s attorneys have been unable to find the classified document described in a recording of a 2021 conversation that is now in the possession of prosecutors, CNN reports.
Earlier this week, the network broke the news that a recording existed of the former president acknowledging that he had held onto a classified Pentagon document outlining a potential attack on Iran.
The report adds credence to prosecutors’ scepticism that all classified materials retained by Mr Trump after he left office have been returned.
The recording of Mr Trump was created during the summer of 2021, approximately six months after the ex-president had left office.
CNN reported that the audio recording contains the sound of paper rustling as if Mr Trump was waving a document around.
The recording also reportedly captured laughter after the ex-president noted that he was not permitted to show the document to anyone.
The investigation is reportedly in its final stages and could result in charges against Mr Trump as soon as this summer. »