Trump's Alleged Sharing of State Secrets with Australian Billionaire Anthony Pratt Under Scrutiny
In a series of shocking revelations, former U.S. President Donald Trump is alleged to have shared more state secrets than previously reported with Australian billionaire Anthony Pratt. These claims have come to light through leaked audio recordings from 2019, which suggest that Trump divulged sensitive information regarding Iraq, Iran, and Ukraine.
The initial controversy arose when it was disclosed that Trump had shared details about U.S. nuclear submarines with Pratt before concluding his presidential term in January 2021. However, the newly leaked recordings indicate that the former president's disclosures went beyond this.
One of the recordings has Pratt claiming that Trump shared details of a conversation he had with Iraq's leader right after a U.S. military strike targeted Iranian-backed forces in December 2019. This strike was followed closely by a U.S. drone attack in Baghdad that resulted in the death of Iran's top security and intelligence commander.
Another recording has Pratt detailing how Trump discussed the infamous phone call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in 2019. This call was a significant factor leading to Trump's first impeachment. On this matter, Trump allegedly remarked to Pratt, “That was nothing compared to what I usually do.”
Pratt's revelations also shed light on Trump's behavior and "business practices" at Mar-a-Lago. Describing them as akin to "the mafia," Pratt alleged that Trump once requested his wife, then-First Lady Melania Trump, to "parade around the pool at Mar-a-Lago in a bikini" for the viewing pleasure of other attendees.
The gravity of these allegations is underscored by the ongoing investigation into Trump's handling of classified documents after his departure from office in January 2021. Special Counsel Jack Smith, who is spearheading this investigation, has yet to comment on whether the claims made by Pratt in the leaked recordings will be included in his probe.
Earlier this month, Trump faced criticism when Pratt asserted that the former president had discussed U.S. nuclear submarines with him in April 2021. Pratt reportedly shared Trump's comments with a broad audience, including journalists, company employees, Australian officials, and former Australian prime ministers.
ABC News, which initially reported on this matter on October 5, stated that Trump allegedly disclosed the precise number of nuclear warheads U.S. nuclear submarines typically carried. He also supposedly revealed how close these submarines could approach a Russian submarine without being detected.
In the midst of these controversies, Trump also purportedly suggested to Pratt that Australia should consider purchasing submarines from the United States.
These revelations, if proven true, could have significant implications for Trump, potentially adding to the list of controversies that have surrounded his presidency and post-presidential life.