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House Democrats Ask Intelligence Chief to Assess Trump Documents

  • ‘Damage assessment’ sought on trove seized during FBI search
  • Schiff, Maloney say former president risked national security
Former President Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump

Photographer: Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Bloomberg

Two top House Democrats asked the US Director of National Intelligence to provide a “damage assessment” after the FBI said it seized highly classified documents at former President Donald Trump’s estate in Florida.

A classified briefing on the assessment’s progress is also sought “as soon as possible,” House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney and Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff said in a letter to DNI Avril Haines on Saturday.