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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:17 PM

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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Reply Trump wrote to-do lists for assistant on White House documents marked classified: Sources (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Sep 18 OP
chicoescuela Sep 18 #1
highplainsdem Sep 18 #2
magicarpet Sep 18 #3
hibbing Sep 18 #5
Pinback Sep 18 #14
iluvtennis Sep 18 #4
elleng Sep 18 #7
iluvtennis Sep 18 #8
smb Sep 18 #13
iluvtennis Sep 18 #20
niyad Sep 18 #18
republianmushroom Sep 18 #28
JohnSJ Sep 18 #6
Playingmantis Sep 18 #9
Wednesdays Sep 18 #21
Captain Zero Sep 19 #35
intrepidity Sep 19 #36
Playingmantis Sep 19 #37
JohnnyRingo Sep 18 #10
Grins Sep 18 #11
tanyev Sep 18 #16
maxrandb Sep 18 #17
musclecar6 Sep 18 #12
Bristlecone Sep 18 #15
Mr. Evil Sep 18 #19
Hermit-The-Prog Sep 18 #22
tonekat Sep 18 #23
AverageOldGuy Sep 18 #24
BumRushDaShow Sep 18 #25
tom_kelly Sep 18 #26
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 18 #27
Blue Owl Sep 19 #29
mwb970 Sep 19 #30
Blues Heron Sep 19 #31
Novara Sep 19 #32
Shipwack Sep 19 #33
LaMouffette Sep 19 #34

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:26 PM

1. Certainly sounds very innocent to me

Hopefully this Molly chick is a good witness

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:32 PM

2. Damning.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:38 PM

3. Top Secret Documents,...


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

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:42 PM

5. Reduce, reuse, recycle, what an environmentalist!

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Response to hibbing (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:19 PM

14. +1

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:42 PM

4. tfg is a fkg idiot.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:58 PM

7. He's not an idiot, he's a criminal.

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:01 PM

8. Yes, indeed.

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:15 PM

13. Idiot? Criminal?

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Response to smb (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 06:21 PM

20. + 1. n/t

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 06:03 PM

18. He is a FUCKING TRAITOR**

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Response to niyad (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:46 PM

28. agree

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:52 PM

6. He put it in writing?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:04 PM

9. I wish they would try this case first

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."

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Response to Playingmantis (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 06:37 PM

21. 15 years would condemn him to die in prison

I can't imagine him lasting through his 92nd birthday.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 19, 2023, 01:34 PM

35. We just need him locked up until 2029.

Gets us past two elections.

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Response to Playingmantis (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 19, 2023, 01:51 PM

36. "It's unclear exactly what he meant by that."

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.

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #36)

Tue Sep 19, 2023, 07:01 PM

37. Its not ambiguous

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.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:04 PM

10. More hard evidence.

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

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:11 PM

11. #1 I didn't think "he" wrote down anything! Told others not to even take notes.

#2. What were the to-do items?

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Response to Grins (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:39 PM

16. "More mean nicknames for DeSantis! 'Liddle' isn't working!"

But I guess it would look more like:

MEAN Names Desantis!! Liddle Not WORKING!

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Response to Grins (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:44 PM

17. Bring me a coca-cola?

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.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:13 PM

12. Yeah



Heís 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.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:22 PM

15. He shits all over everything. Worst president in history.

And thatís saying something.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 06:05 PM

19. Just follow the Sharpie!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 06:50 PM

22. Still not enough for a warrant to search the whole place? All his properties?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 06:55 PM

23. He's a revolting slug

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

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:15 PM

24. Why . . .

. . . 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.

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Response to AverageOldGuy (Reply #24)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:27 PM

25. "Why has FBI not raided his second office a couple of miles from M-A-L"

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.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:29 PM

26. I pray for Trump each night

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

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:10 PM

27. Stable genius in action

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Sep 19, 2023, 01:34 AM

29. What a dumb fuck

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Sep 19, 2023, 03:37 AM

30. trump certainly is cavalier about American national security.

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.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Sep 19, 2023, 07:20 AM

31. A deliberate effort to establish a carelessness defense. Obfuscation to hide the real spy crime

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Sep 19, 2023, 09:42 AM

32. Using classified documents as scratch paper. And half the country wants to elect him?

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

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Sep 19, 2023, 11:31 AM

33. Not to defend him, but...

Could this be another sign of dementia?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Sep 19, 2023, 01:30 PM

34. If Trump is the Repube's presidential candidate in 2024, President Biden needs to bludgeon him with

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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