On Sunday Lawyer Timothy Parlatore said that former President Trump had been using the empty folder, which read “Classified Evening Summary” , was being used by Trump in his bedroom to block the light.
Parlatore, who represents Donald Trump, explained that the President had a landline telephone next to his bed along with a blue light. As noted he keeps that light on during the evening but has been using the folder to reduce the light in order to sleep.
He added that this was just a folder, and did not actually contain any documents in it. There is also no classification marking on the folder, so there was nothing illegal about Trump using it.
The folder was recently handed over to the Justice Department in December. This document was handed over months after the FBI executed a search warrant into Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate which resulted in multiple classified documents being found.
According to recent reports, there were also a number of classified documents that had electronically been copied onto a laptop. Pence said that what has become apparent is that the White House does not actually have a proper procedure in place regarding how classified documents should be handled. This has resulted in these documents being discovered in different locations.
This past summer hundreds of classified documents were discovered in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. This past fall, President Biden also discovered a number of classified documents in his former office and Delaware home. There were also some classified documents found in former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home.