House Dems want intelligence review on Trump’s handling of searched documents


US intelligence should assess the damage to national security caused by former President Trump storing classified documents at his Florida compound, leading House Democrats have said.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff of California and House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York have asked Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines for a comprehensive review of the Monday’s FBI raid in a three-page letter.

According to an unsealed search warrant and property log on Friday, the recovered materials spanned 45 categories, including 11 sets of classified documents ranging from “Confidential” to “Secret” to “Top Secret” and “TS/SCI Documents.” writes Schiff and Maloney. .

“Unauthorized disclosure of Top Secret information would cause exceptionally serious damage to national security,” the lawmakers said.

Lawmakers have asked Haines’ office for a review of the former president’s handling of documents seized in connection with the Justice Department’s obstruction of justice and spy probe into Trump, the letter said. .

Schiff and Maloney specifically questioned the DNI about reports that claimed the files included classified nuclear weapons documents.

Lawmakers have asked Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to examine the former president’s handling of seized documents.
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Police stand outside the entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Florida.
Police outside the entrance to former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on August 8.
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Armed Secret Service agents stand outside an entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Florida.
The FBI removed 11 sets of classified documents from Trump’s home, ranging from “Confidential” and “Secret” to “Top Secret” and “TS/SCI Documents”.
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“If this report is true, it is difficult to overstate the danger to national security that could arise from the reckless decision to remove and retain this material,” they wrote.

Trump said documents seized from his home were declassified and implied the FBI planted evidence in the raid.

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