Donald Trump reportedly wrote executive assistant “to-do lists” on the back of classified documents
- Employee Molly Michael discovered the note cards on documents with classified markings after an FBI search, ABC reports
- She called the office, who then picked her up
- Michael followed Trump from the White House to Mar-a-Lago and resigned last year
According to a new report, former President Donald Trump took office recycling to a new level: He wrote notes to staffer Molly Michael on the backs of cards with secret markings.
The notes included “to-do” lists and other tasks for Michael, who served as Trump’s executive assistant in the White House and followed him to Mar-a-Lago after he left office.
The FBI failed to discover the lists during a raid on Trump’s private club in Florida in August 2022. ABC News reported.
But when Michael returned to her work area after the raid, she noticed the materials and alerted the police.
According to ABC, which cited unidentified sources familiar with her statements, she told investigators that she sometimes received “requests or orders” from Trump on the back of note cards.
She later saw that they bore “visible classified markings” and contained materials intended to brief Trump on conversations with foreign leaders on foreign policy matters from his time in the White House.
Molly Michael, former Special Assistant to the President and Oval Office Coordinator, left, and Johnny McEntee, former Director of the Presidential Personnel Office,
According to a new report, former President Donald Trump took office recycling to a new level: He wrote notes to staffer Molly Michael on the backs of cards with secret markings
Sources told the network that Michael found the cards under a drawer organizer the day after the FBI raid. She alerted law enforcement and “helped turn them over to the FBI that same day.”
According to the report, when Trump heard last year that agents wanted to question Michael in connection with the documents investigation, Trump told her, “You don’t know anything about the boxes.”
Michael also testified before the House committee on January 6 about note cards.
She said they were known as “pocket cards” used to convey information to the president.
Trump has described the investigation into secret documents as a witch hunt.
Last week, in the indictment against him, he criticized an allegation that “the boss” told an employee to delete security footage at Mar-a-lago. Trump called it a “false” accusation.
The network identifies Michael as likely the person referred to as “Trump Employee 2” in the indictment filed by prosecutors.
The indictment describes how the employee exchanged text messages with accused alleged co-conspirator Walt Nauta about the boxes of materials discovered in the club.
“I opened the door and found this…” Nauta wrote, seeing boxes of documents and newspapers stacked on the floor. “Visible classified information has been blacked out” in the photo.
“Oh no, oh no,” the employee replied, adding, “I’m sorry Potus had my phone.”
Molly Michael also testified before the House committee on January 6 about note cards
Trump has described the investigation into secret documents as a witch hunt
A Trump spokesman criticized “illegal leaks” and said the story lacked “proper context and relevant information” and said Trump had done nothing wrong.
DailyMail.com has contacted Michael’s legal representative for comment.
Trump was indicted in June along with two aides on charges of allegedly conspiring to obstruct justice and possessing national security information.
He has pleaded not guilty and is fighting the charges in federal court in Florida.