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BumRushDaShow

(133,509 posts)
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:17 PM Sep 2023

Trump wrote to-do lists for assistant on White House documents marked classified: Sources

Source: ABC News

September 18, 2023, 4:12 PM


One of former President Donald Trump's long-time assistants told federal investigators that Trump repeatedly wrote to-do lists for her on documents from the White House that were marked classified, according to sources familiar with her statements.

As described to ABC News, the aide, Molly Michael, told investigators that -- more than once -- she received requests or taskings from Trump that were written on the back of notecards, and she later recognized those notecards as sensitive White House materials -- with visible classification markings -- used to brief Trump while he was still in office about phone calls with foreign leaders or other international-related matters.

The notecards with classification markings were at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate when FBI agents searched the property on Aug. 8, 2022 -- but the materials were not taken by the FBI, according to sources familiar with what Michael told investigators. When Michael, who was not present for the search, returned to Mar-a-Lago the next day to clean up her office space, she found the documents underneath a drawer organizer and helped transfer them to the FBI that same day, sources told ABC News.

The sources said Michael also told federal investigators that last year she grew increasingly concerned with how Trump handled recurring requests from the National Archives for the return of all government documents being kept in boxes at Mar-a-Lago -- and she felt that Trump's claims about it at the time would be easy to disprove, according to the sources. Sources said that after Trump heard the FBI wanted to interview Michael last year, Trump allegedly told her, "You don't know anything about the boxes."

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-wrote-lists-assistant-white-house-documents-marked/story?id=103226113

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Trump wrote to-do lists for assistant on White House documents marked classified: Sources (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Sep 2023 OP
Certainly sounds very innocent to me chicoescuela Sep 2023 #1
Damning. highplainsdem Sep 2023 #2
Top Secret Documents,... magicarpet Sep 2023 #3
Reduce, reuse, recycle, what an environmentalist! hibbing Sep 2023 #5
+1 Pinback Sep 2023 #14
tfg is a fkg idiot. iluvtennis Sep 2023 #4
He's not an idiot, he's a criminal. elleng Sep 2023 #7
Yes, indeed. iluvtennis Sep 2023 #8
Idiot? Criminal? smb Sep 2023 #13
+ 1. n/t iluvtennis Sep 2023 #20
He is a FUCKING TRAITOR** niyad Sep 2023 #18
agree republianmushroom Sep 2023 #28
He put it in writing? JohnSJ Sep 2023 #6
I wish they would try this case first Playingmantis Sep 2023 #9
15 years would condemn him to die in prison Wednesdays Sep 2023 #21
We just need him locked up until 2029. Captain Zero Sep 2023 #35
"It's unclear exactly what he meant by that." intrepidity Sep 2023 #36
Its not ambiguous Playingmantis Sep 2023 #37
More hard evidence. JohnnyRingo Sep 2023 #10
#1 I didn't think "he" wrote down anything! Told others not to even take notes. Grins Sep 2023 #11
"More mean nicknames for DeSantis! 'Liddle' isn't working!" tanyev Sep 2023 #16
Bring me a coca-cola? maxrandb Sep 2023 #17
Yeah musclecar6 Sep 2023 #12
He shits all over everything. Worst president in history. Bristlecone Sep 2023 #15
Just follow the Sharpie! Mr. Evil Sep 2023 #19
Still not enough for a warrant to search the whole place? All his properties? Hermit-The-Prog Sep 2023 #22
He's a revolting slug tonekat Sep 2023 #23
Why . . . AverageOldGuy Sep 2023 #24
"Why has FBI not raided his second office a couple of miles from M-A-L" BumRushDaShow Sep 2023 #25
I pray for Trump each night tom_kelly Sep 2023 #26
Stable genius in action Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 2023 #27
What a dumb fuck Blue Owl Sep 2023 #29
trump certainly is cavalier about American national security. mwb970 Sep 2023 #30
A deliberate effort to establish a carelessness defense. Obfuscation to hide the real spy crime Blues Heron Sep 2023 #31
Using classified documents as scratch paper. And half the country wants to elect him? Novara Sep 2023 #32
Not to defend him, but... Shipwack Sep 2023 #33
If Trump is the Repube's presidential candidate in 2024, President Biden needs to bludgeon him with LaMouffette Sep 2023 #34

magicarpet

(14,972 posts)
3. Top Secret Documents,...
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:38 PM
Sep 2023

Why The Tangerine Emperor officially declared them de-classified and now suitable for scratch note paper headed for the recycling bin.

Playingmantis

(145 posts)
9. I wish they would try this case first
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:04 PM
Sep 2023

Easiest for everyone to understand..even his dumb ass followers 25 years in prison would be just fine...but the judge could give him a break and sentence him to only 15..fine with me

Same source reports "Sources said that after Trump heard the FBI wanted to interview Michael last year, Trump allegedly told her, "You don't know anything about the boxes."

intrepidity

(7,599 posts)
36. "It's unclear exactly what he meant by that."
Tue Sep 19, 2023, 01:51 PM
Sep 2023

That was the next line in the article.

For most of us, it is *pelucidly* clear exactly what he meant, because we all now understand his Roy-Cohn-mobster-plausible-deniabilty-gaslighting-speak.

It brings to mind my favorite SNL Ed Asner skit wherein a nuclear reactor manager goes on vacation and leaves the underlings with this final instruction: "You can never give a nuclear reactor too much water." and as the core begins to meltdown, they are arguing amongst themselves whether it means they should or should not add more water. The skit ends with Asner sipping a drink on a tropical beach with a mushroom cloud on the horizon.

"You don't know anything about the boxes" -- not "Don't say anything about the boxes" or "Pretend you don't know anything" -- but a simple ambiguous declarative that gives him wiggle room. As Michael Cohen often notes, this is just how Trump speaks about *everything* because he is, at his core, a corrupt criminal mind.

Playingmantis

(145 posts)
37. Its not ambiguous
Tue Sep 19, 2023, 07:01 PM
Sep 2023

When some who is familiar with the boxes is told "you dont know anything about the boxes" when in fact you do....there is nothing ambiguous about that. You are being told to lie.

JohnnyRingo

(18,894 posts)
10. More hard evidence.
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:04 PM
Sep 2023

He was so cavalier about leaving a trail, they could name his movie "The Mob Boss Who Couldn't Shoot Straight".

Grins

(7,453 posts)
11. #1 I didn't think "he" wrote down anything! Told others not to even take notes.
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:11 PM
Sep 2023

#2. What were the to-do items?

tanyev

(43,106 posts)
16. "More mean nicknames for DeSantis! 'Liddle' isn't working!"
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:39 PM
Sep 2023

But I guess it would look more like:

MEAN Names Desantis!! Liddle Not WORKING!

maxrandb

(15,639 posts)
17. Bring me a coca-cola?
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:44 PM
Sep 2023

Arrange phone call with Vlad?

Buy more greasy orange concealer?

Change my diaper?

Could you imagine the disgusting shit an assistant to that 5 yards of orange bile stuffed in an old sausage casing with a shaved Golden Retrievers ass for a face has to endure?

I'd rather clean the toilets at a frat house after a 48 hour Moose head Kegger.

musclecar6

(1,709 posts)
12. Yeah
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:13 PM
Sep 2023


He’s a piece of work. No respect for anything, like classified documents. He should be prosecuted and hopefully convicted on so many things, Jack Smith and other law enforcement entities in our country will continue to find more charges. What an embarrassment he is. To think we had so many people taken in by this guy and STILL some of them will vote for him again.

Talk about stupid people.

tonekat

(1,858 posts)
23. He's a revolting slug
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 06:55 PM
Sep 2023

He'd probably wipe ketchup off his ugly face with the Declaration of Independence if he had access to it.

AverageOldGuy

(1,659 posts)
24. Why . . .
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:15 PM
Sep 2023

. . . is this asshole still walking around free? Why has FBI not raided his second office a couple of miles from M-A-L that reportedly is full of boxes?

I guarangoddamtee you he will skate on all counts in all courts.

BumRushDaShow

(133,509 posts)
25. "Why has FBI not raided his second office a couple of miles from M-A-L"
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:27 PM
Sep 2023

Because they probably already have more than enough to convict with what they selected out of what they already seized. And remember that every piece of evidence brought in with respect to classified info, extends the time for discovery out longer and longer and longer due to the special procedures that must be done when handling and showing them.

tom_kelly

(998 posts)
26. I pray for Trump each night
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:29 PM
Sep 2023

Not that he dies, or suffers, etc... Just that he receives the justice he deserves.

mwb970

(11,433 posts)
30. trump certainly is cavalier about American national security.
Tue Sep 19, 2023, 03:37 AM
Sep 2023

It's almost as if he does not give a crap about anything but himself. Jesus, what a sicko. His cultists worship an inhuman monster.

Novara

(5,978 posts)
32. Using classified documents as scratch paper. And half the country wants to elect him?
Tue Sep 19, 2023, 09:42 AM
Sep 2023

My mind boggles that people support someone who can't even be trusted with a fucking house key!

LaMouffette

(2,091 posts)
34. If Trump is the Repube's presidential candidate in 2024, President Biden needs to bludgeon him with
Tue Sep 19, 2023, 01:30 PM
Sep 2023

his theft and retention of top secret documents. Just bludgeon him! Every debate, if Trump isn't too cowardly to show up for a debate, every media outlet, just throw this shit back in his face a thousand times more often than Hillary's emails were ever discussed.

Lincoln Project commercials, social media, everything, everywhere, all at once, needs to put this in voters' faces from now until November 2024.

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