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

The US Secret Service should assess the damage to national security caused by former President Trump’s keeping of secret documents at his Florida resort, top House Democrats have said.

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff of California and House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney of New York issued a three-page letter asking Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines for a full review of Monday’s FBI crackdown .

According to a search warrant and property log unsealed Friday, the materials recovered include 45 categories, including 11 sets of classified documents ranging from “confidential” to “secret” to “top secret” and “TS/SCI documents,” Schiff and Maloney wrote.

“The unauthorized disclosure of top secret information would cause exceptionally serious damage to national security,” the lawmaker said.

The legislature asked Haines’ office to review the former president’s handling of the seized materials related to the Justice Department’s obstruction of justice and spy investigation into Trump, the letter said.

Schiff and Maloney specifically asked the DNI about reports claiming the records contained classified documents related to nuclear weapons.

Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence, speaks as Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in McLean, Virginia Monday, July 18, 2022.
Lawmakers asked Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to conduct an investigation into the former president’s handling of the seized materials.
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Police stand outside an entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Monday, August 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Florida.
Police outside an entrance to former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Aug. 8.
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Armed Secret Service agents stand outside an entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida on Monday, August 8, 2022.
The FBI removed 11 sets of classified documents from Trump’s home, ranging from “Confidential” and “Secret” to “Top Secret” and “TS/SCI Documents.”
AP/Wilfredo Lee

“If this report is true, it is hard to exaggerate the threat to national security that the reckless decision to remove and preserve this material could pose,” they wrote.

Trump said the materials confiscated from his home had been declassified and implied the FBI planted evidence during the raid.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/13/house-dems-want-intelligence-review-of-trumps-handling-of-raided-docs/ House Dems want an intelligence review of Trump’s handling of searched documents

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