An Australian businessman could be one of the key witnesses to bring down Donald Trump in his classified documents case.
Anthony Pratt, one of the wealthiest men Down Under, forged his relationship with Trump in the wake of the 2016 election, the New York Times reports. Though the two men didn’t know each other for long, the one-term, twice-impeached, quadruply-indicted ex-president sure seemed to divulge a lot of secret info!
In his interviews with prosecutors–that’s right, apparently there have been multiple–Pratt revealed that Trump told him about a supposed phone call he had with Iraq’s leader after a U.S. military strike there targeting Iranian-aligned forces.
A few days later, a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad killed Iran’s top security and intelligence commander.
Trump said when the Iraqi leader called him about the damage inflicted upon his country, he responded with a challenge.
“And he said, ‘I said to him, OK, what are you going to do about it?,'” Pratt recalled to prosecutors.
Pratt also said that Lindsey Graham, one of Trump’s biggest toadies, was present for the discussion.
Speaking of phone calls, Pratt explained Trump boasted about his infamous conversation with Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky, which resulted in his first impeachment (Trump threatened to hold back military aid unless Ukraine launched an investigation into Joe Biden).
“That was nothing compared to what I usually do,” Trump said, according to Pratt.
It’s been previously reported that Trump revealed at least two pieces of critical information about U.S. submarines off the coast of Australia to Pratt as well, including how they could reach their Russian counterparts without being detected.
Interestingly, Pratt’s name doesn’t appear in the indictment accusing Trump of holding on to nearly three dozen classified docs after leaving office. The business mogul could still testify against Trump in court, however.
Pratt is one of more than 80–yes, 80!–potential witnesses prosecutors have identified.
I will be surprised if we have any national secrets left after four years of blabbermouth.— P Johnson (@ilovedmyjobpj) October 23, 2023
The chairman of a multinational packaging and paper company, Pratt benefitted greatly from Trump’s presidency, despite not being a U.S. citizen.
His corporate tax cut, for example, helped increase the Australian businessman’s personal wealth by more than $2 billion.
To curry favor with Trump, Pratt joined his Mar-a-Lago club and spent $1 million on tickets to a New Year’s Party (and you thought Pride events were expensive)?!
Emails reveal that Pratt was thirsty for some Trump. “Is POTUS going to be at MarLago [sic] again this season and if so do you know when,” he wrote to a club employee in May 2018.
When Trump didn’t attend his 2018 New Year’s Eve party, Pratt pivoted to Easter.
“What are the odds the President will be at MarLago [sic] for Easter?,” he emailed another Mar-a-Lago employee in early 2019.
For an added touch, Pratt took out a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal praising Trump as a job creator.
The very next time Pratt appeared in Mar-a-Lago’s dining room, he received a personal introduction from POTUS himself.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the great Anthony Pratt!,” Trump bellowed.
Though we’ve known about Trump’s shady practices for a long time, Pratt’s revelations spell out the dealmaking nature of his presidency in stark terms. Even though the two men barely knew each other, Trump still seemingly spilled a ton of top secret tea.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, he also spoke about Melania in crass terms, Pratt says. During one exchange, Trump apparently asked his wife to walk around Mar-a-Lago in her bikini “so all the other guys could get a look at what they were missing.”
“I’ll do that when you walk around with me in your bikini,” Melania apparently retorted.
Dude needs validation in the most pathetic way.— Mick Jensen (@mickjensenmj) October 23, 2023
Trump has never once taken his shirt off in public.— Powerbeard (@thePowerbeard) October 23, 2023
Let that sink in.
Maybe comments like those are ultimately what’s driving Melania away?
The ex-FLOTUS barely appeared with her husband since he announced his presidential campaign in late 2022. She also hasn’t attended a single one of his court appearances, arraignments, or arrests.
But she has renegotiated her prenuptial agreement, according to sources.
Trump’s mountain of legal issues continue to get worse, with daughter Ivanka possibly being called to testify in his $250 million civil fraud trial. When the former first daughter was asked recently about whether she’s afraid to take the stand, she ran away.
Last week, the ex-president also denied Sidney Powell was ever his lawyer, when it was reported the crazed election conspiracy theorist flipped on him in the election conspiracy case he’s facing in Georgia.
Oh, and Trump denies he ever had a personal relationship with Pratt, either, even though he toured one of his factories in Ohio.
We know that happened, because there are photos!
“The Failing New York Times story, leaked by Deranged Jack Smith and the Biden ‘Political Opponent Abuser’ DOJ, about a red haired weirdo from Australia, named Anthony Pratt, is Fake News,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
Ah, yes: fake news, fabricated relationships. Whatever the case, they’re all coming to take down Trump!
The “red-headed weirdo” from Australia is now a central player in this horrifying saga.