Trump's Assistant Allegedly Reveals He Used Classified Documents for To-Do Lists
In a recent revelation, Donald Trump's longtime assistant, Molly Michael, has reportedly claimed that the former U.S. president used classified documents to jot down to-do lists for her. This new report comes on the heels of Trump's indictment in June for his alleged mishandling of Top Secret files that were discovered in boxes at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
According to sources, Michael informed investigators that on multiple occasions, she was handed tasks on notecards that she later discerned bore classification markings from the White House. These notecards, which were allegedly used by Trump, contained sensitive materials. They were reportedly used to brief him about phone calls with international leaders and other significant matters during his tenure in the White House. Interestingly, notecards with similar classification markings were present at Mar-a-Lago during a federal raid in August 2022. However, these were not seized during the operation. Michael reportedly discovered these documents under a drawer organizer and subsequently handed them over to the FBI on the same day.
The sources further elaborated that Michael grew increasingly worried about Trump's handling of repeated requests from the National Archives. These requests pertained to the return of all government documents that were stored in boxes at Mar-a-Lago. Michael allegedly believed that Trump's statements about the situation at the time could be easily refuted. When Trump learned that the FBI intended to interview Michael, he purportedly told her that she was unaware of the contents of the boxes.
In response to these allegations, a spokesperson for Trump has vehemently denied any wrongdoing on the former president's part. The representative stated, "[President Trump] has always insisted on truth and transparency, and acted in a proper manner, according to the law."
It's worth noting that Trump was indicted earlier this year for his alleged mishandling of classified documents. He faces 37 felony counts, which include charges such as willful retention of classified information, withholding a record, conspiracy, false statements, and obstruction. Trump pleaded not guilty to these charges during his arraignment on June 13. Subsequent to this, additional charges were appended to the indictment.
This recent development adds another layer to the ongoing legal challenges faced by the former president. As Trump considers a potential run for the presidency in 2024, these allegations and the subsequent legal proceedings could have significant implications for his political future.