Trumper: ‘Now We Have a Problem’

So said a Trump aide at Bedminster in July 2021. Man, was she right!

Gippolito Ndp
6 min readJun 28, 2023
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Several media outlets now have a hugely (bigly?) important audio-recording that is a tiny piece of the evidence in the charges against Donald Trump in the Florida matter — what is called in shorthand the “classified documents case.”

I’m linking to a CNN article which contains the audio — and you definitely want to spend the two minutes listening to this one.

Some will find a reference from the indictment (you know which indictment I’m talking about) helpful, from paragraph 6.a., as background:

Screenshot by author from indictment, page 2, accessed 6/27/23

… a writer, a publisher, and two members of his staff …

a classified document, and Donald Trump — what could possibly go wrong?

So now we can all actually hear what Jack Smith and his team heard while they were drafting the indictment.

It’s pretty stunning, I must say.

For one thing, the recording makes it absolutely clear that Trump was NOT talking about a newspaper or magazine article, or a memo, or…



Gippolito Ndp

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