Trump discusses classified docs with Megyn Kelly in risky interview the Left calls a ‘confession’
Donald Trump discussed his classified documents case on SiriusXM’s “The Megyn Kelly Show,” and many online are again asserting that the former president has “confessed” to the alleged crime.
Kelly pulled no punches in her lengthy interview with the outspoken GOP primary frontrunner, giving him ample time to answer those questions that are burning holes through the brains of those conservatives who are still deciding whether they’re ready to back him for a third run at the White House.
When it came to his legal woes, Kelly honed in on a leaked audio of Trump sharing with “third parties some sort of document” that he described as “secret.”
“Allegedly, it was a Department of Defense Mark Milley plan to attack Iran,” Kelly said. “Now this is at a meeting right here in Bedminster, where we are now” she continued. “You later told [Fox News’s] Brett Baer in an interview that you had no document that day, only newspapers and magazines, but we hear you on the tape. We hear you saying, quote, ‘Look, this was him. This was the Defense Department and him. It’s highly confidential. This is secret. This was done by the military and given to me as president. I could have declassified it. Now I can’t. This is still a secret.’”
“Now, why would you describe a newspaper article as ‘highly confidential’ and ‘still a secret,’ saying, as president, you could have declassified it, but now you can’t?” she asked Trump.
The pointed question quickly put the former president in defense mode.
“These fascists and these Marxists, and these people that are dealing, and they leak, and they’re disgusting people,” he stated. “They’re horrible for the country. We have a deranged guy named Jack Smith, who has been overturned at the Supreme Court a number of times and he gets overturned – you know why gets overturned? Because he goes too far. They don’t even mention the Presidential Records Act.”
“This is all about the Presidential Records Act,” Trump continued. “I’m allowed to have these documents. I’m allowed to take these documents, classified or not classified.”
“And frankly, when I have them, they become unclassified,” he argued. “People think you have to go through a ritual. You don’t, at least in my opinion, you don’t. But it’s even beyond that. Because the Presidential Records Act allows you to do as president, only as president. Now, the other people that we talk about, including Biden, he wasn’t president. So what he did is a different standard. And he should have real problems. They really should be talking about that. Not about me. I did absolutely nothing wrong.”
On X, many — conservatives included — believe Trump should have kept his “opinion” to himself.
“Trump basically admitted to waving around the classified Iran attack plan,” said Blaze TV’s Dave Rubin. “His lawyers must be losing their sh*t right now.”
National security lawyer Bradley Moss went a step further, claiming Trump not only confessed “to the crimes,” Kelly will “see this played at the trial by the government.”
“Donald Trump looked around this week, saw Biden hit with the impeachment inquiry and Hunter hit with an indictment and decided, ‘you know what, I’m not getting enough attention, I think I will go confess to crimes under the espionage act,’” he wrote.
“At some point you almost begin to feel for his lawyers,” state national security analyst David Rothkopf. “(Almost being the key word there.)”