In a recent report, it has been alleged that former President Donald Trump shared classified information about U.S. submarines with Australian billionaire Anthony Pratt, a member of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. According to sources speaking to ABC News, Trump discussed the topic of submarines with Pratt, suggesting that Australia should consider buying them from the United States. During this conversation, Trump purportedly disclosed specific details about U.S. submarines, including the exact number of nuclear warheads they carry and how close they can approach a Russian submarine without detection.
Following his meeting with Trump, Pratt allegedly shared this information with a wide range of individuals, including journalists, employees, and Australian officials. The revelation of such sensitive details has raised concerns among those who are aware of the situation, including a former Mar-a-Lago employee who expressed shock at Trump’s willingness to disclose classified information.
According to the report, Pratt has informed investigators that he was unsure whether Trump’s statements were genuine or merely boasting. As a result, Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team is investigating these allegations in connection with Trump’s existing case involving classified documents.
As of now, neither Trump nor Pratt’s representatives have commented on the ABC News story, leaving many unanswered questions about the credibility of these claims. It is essential to note that Trump is currently facing multiple indictments, including one related to the handling and withholding of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.
Trump’s legal team has requested a postponement of the trial until after the 2024 Presidential election, citing a lack of access to crucial materials necessary for their preparation. They claimed that the Special Counsel’s Office has not provided essential discovery materials, leading to significant prejudice against President Trump in the case.
The situation remains unresolved, with ongoing investigations and legal proceedings shedding light on the allegations surrounding Trump’s disclosure of sensitive information. As the case continues to unfold, more details are expected to emerge, providing clarity on the extent of the former President’s involvement in this matter.