Ex-Trump staffer claims she found classified documents in the bathroom

Author: Yuvi August 16, 2022


Former Trump staffer claims she found classified information in the women’s restroom and said it was a ‘known thing’ that aides were sloppy with documents

Former Trump staffer Olivia Troye recalled finding classified documents left in the women’s room of a bathroom in the White House complex during her time working under Vice President Mike Pence.

‘I found classified information in the ladies’ room of the White House one time in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building,’ she said on MSNBC Friday. ‘And I immediately walked it right up to security and said, “I just found this in the bathroom.”‘

‘I covered it up, I put it in a folder. It wasn’t marked properly,’ she continued. ‘I was not expecting to walk into the ladies’ room and find a document like that.’

Troye quit the administration in September 2020 over former President Donald Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, having served alongside Pence on the White House’s coronavirus taskforce. She then publicly endorsed Democratic President Joe Biden.

In a follow-up interview Sunday on MSNBC, Troye characterized members of the previous administration as being sloppy with classified documents.

‘I’m gonna tell you, look, it is a known thing. People would carry documents around, especially politically appointees, around and traditionally you would put it in a pouch and you would secure it and you would lock the pouch and then carry it,’ she said. ‘That’s not what was the norm in the White House.’

Former Trump staffer Olivia Troye recalled finding classified documents left in the women’s room of a bathroom in the White House complex during her time working under Vice President Mike Pence

‘And I do think that there were numerous situations where you would see this kind of behavior,’ she added.

She said the bathroom incident left her rattled.

‘I remember the panic because when you hold a security clearance and you find documents like that, I can speak for many in the intelligence community, there is sort of a blood pressure rise in you, where you pick it up and you’re like , “Oh, what do I do with this?” Because I have a responsibility to protect it,’ she said.

Troye also took a shot at Trump, who had classified material stored at Mar-a-Lago, which was removed by FBI agents a week ago.

‘Again, you do have a responsibility to protect the information and that means, you know, you don’t carry it home and store it for whatever number of months in an unclassified facility,’ she said.

Olivia Troye said that members of former President Donald Trump's (pictured) administration were sloppy with classified information, especially political appointees

Olivia Troye said that members of former President Donald Trump’s (pictured) administration were sloppy with classified information, especially political appointees

Troye, who quit the Trump administration over the former president's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, slammed Trump for having classified documents stored at his Florida home and club, Mar-a-Lago (pictured)

Troye, who quit the Trump administration over the former president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, slammed Trump for having classified documents stored at his Florida home and club, Mar-a-Lago (pictured)

‘It doesn’t matter what it says. What it actually contains,’ she continued.

‘The bottom line is that that information is stored and should be carried properly and secured because it can put lives at risk – if that information gets into the wrong hands,’ the former Pence official added.

Since last Monday’s raid, Trump has deployed excuses for why the material was stored at his former home and club and attacked those involved in the raid.

‘Wow! In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else,’ Trump claimed Monday. ‘This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our Country. Third World!’

He previously said he had declassified the materials agents found.

Trump also pushed Monday that he believed backlash over the raid – stirred up by the ex-president and his allies – would help Republicans in the November primaries.

‘Republicans could win many additional seats, both in the House & Senate, because of the strong backlash over the raid at Mat-a-Lago,’ the wrote on Truth Social. ‘Polls are showing that some lost Republican territory over the last number of weeks has been more than made up with the unannounced Break In by the FBI, which should never have happened!’

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