Trump used the backs of classified documents to write ‘to-do lists’ for an aide

According to a new report from ABC News, a long-time aide to Donald Trump said he used papers clearly marked as classified material to write her “to-do lists.”

The aide, Molly Michael, told federal investigators that she received requests from Trump that were written on the back of notecards that were used to brief Trump during his time as president about phone calls with foreign leaders or other foreign policy matters.

From ABC News:

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.

Read the full report over at ABC News.

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