Donald Trump was reportedly recorded on tape saying that he could have declassified national security documents during his presidency but failed to do so—a sentence which experts say might be "damning evidence.".
"As president, I could have declassified, but now I can't," a transcript of the tape said.
In the recording, made during a private meeting in 2021, Trump admits to being in possession of a classified Pentagon document about a potential attack in Iran, according to CNN.
Former President Donald Trump greets supporters at a Team Trump volunteer leadership training event held at the Grimes Community Complex in Grimes, Iowa, on June 1, 2023.
Ryan Goodman, former special counsel at the Department of Defense, commented on the revelation contained in the tape saying: "This looks like highly damning evidence for the prosecution.".
It's unknown whether any of the seven counts relate to the meeting in 2021 recorded on tape.
ET: This article was updated with comment from Neama Rahmani and additional information. »