Trump warned personal assistant to tell feds ‘You don’t know anything about the boxes,’ report says

November 04, 2023

Former President Donald Trump reportedly warned his longtime personal assistant not to cooperate with the federal investigation into the classified documents he took to Mar-a-Lago, according to a new report out Monday. Molly Michael told the FBI that Trump ordered her to feign ignorance after he discovered the feds were interviewing insiders about his refusal to hand over boxes of classified documents, ABC reported. “You don’t know anything about the boxes,” Trump told Michael, the report said. Michael also told investigators that Trump occasionally would write “to-do notes” for her on the back of documents that bore classified markings. Trump was charged with mishandling classified documents and obstructing justice.