(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: Just a short while ago, the news broke that U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines (DNI) will brief a number of top members of Congress who possess the appropriate security clearances about the “potential threat” former President Donald Trump created for America’s national security by keeping sensitive and secret national security documents at his home, office, and storage area located at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
According to Fox News, which broke the initial report:
“Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, as well as other officials, will give an ‘assessment’ to top lawmakers about ‘the potential risk’ to national security posed by former President Trump keeping top secret documents at Mar-a-Lago.
“Haines sent a letter to Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) to inform them about the decision.”
Following their receipt of the DNI’s letter, Maloney and Schiff released the following joint statement:
“We are pleased that in response to our inquiry, Director Haines has confirmed that the Intelligence Community and Department of Justice are assessing the damage caused by the improper storage of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. The DOJ affidavit, partially unsealed yesterday, affirms our grave concern that among the documents stored at Mar-a-Lago were those that could endanger human sources. It is critical that the IC move swiftly to assess and, if necessary, to mitigate the damage done—a process that should proceed in parallel with DOJ’s criminal investigation.”
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