(GoRealNewsNow.com) – In what could prove devastating for Donald Trump, one of his former top assistants reportedly gave federal investigators potentially damaging information concerning the former president’s indictment over alleged mishandling of classified documents.
The former Trump aide is Molly Michael, 32, who served as his Special Assistant in the White House and as Oval Office Operations Coordinator. She continued to work for Trump after he left the White House and only recently left his employ.
According to an ABC News report citing unnamed sources, Michael told US Justice Department investigators that Trump often used the back of classified government papers to write to-do lists for her.
She allegedly claims that she “later recognized” that the notecards Trump utilized for giving her tasks were “sensitive” White House documents, National Review reports.
In her words, the notecards provided the then-president with briefings on international issues or phone conversations with foreign leaders and had “clear classification markings.”
The report notes that Michael became Trump’s White House executive assistant in 2018 and remained employed by him after his term ended in January 2021.
However, she quit in 2022 after the FBI raided the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate as he had allegedly refused to heed federal requests to surrender classified documents.
“President Trump did nothing wrong, has always insisted on truth and transparency, and acted in a proper manner, according to the law,” commented a spokesperson for the 45th president of the United States.
The spokesperson also described ABC News’ anonymous sources as “illegal leaks” lacking “proper context and relevant information.”
The FBI and a representative for Michael were contacted but refused to comment on the matter.
In one of his four Democrat-led indictments, Trump faces 40 criminal counts for reportedly misusing classified US papers after the end of his White House term.
The initial indictment against the former president was filed in June by US Justice Department Special Prosecutor Jack Smith. In July, Smith brought a superseding indictment with several extra charges.
Besides Trump, Smith also charged his valet, Walt Nauta, and Mar-a-Lago’s maintenance supervisor, Carlos De Oliveira, as co-defendants.
They allegedly ordered another staffer to erase security footage that the Justice Department was seeking to obtain.
“The tapes weren’t deleted. In other words, there was nothing done to them. And they were my tapes. I could have fought them. I didn’t even have to give them the tapes,” Trump said in his latest TV interview on Sunday.