It’s amazing that we haven’t seen more secret recordings of him surface during his presidency. He’s not a stickler for communications security, he has a knack for turning allies into enemies who might have reason to betray him (hi, John Bolton), and he’s prone to surround himself with dubious cronies like Michael Cohen and Omarosa with a penchant for secretly recording conversations.
I mean, his presidential campaign nearly derailed in the final weeks of the 2016 race due to a secret recording. The writers of the virtual reality we now live in have always enjoyed this plot device.
ABC says it’s aware of a surreptitious recording of the president which somehow remained secret for nearly two years despite intense interest in his intentions towards Ukraine. It’s not a smoking gun. But it’s … it’s not great.