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U.S. intelligence to conduct risk assessment of recovered Mar-a-Lago materials


A police automotive is seen outside former US President Donald Trump’s residence in Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida on August 8, 2022.

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The U.S. intelligence community will assess the potential risk to national security of disclosure of materials recovered throughout the Aug. 8 search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence, in line with a letter seen by Reuters.

The letter dated Friday from National Intelligence Director (DNI) Avril Haines to House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff and Oversight Committee chair Carolyn Maloney also said the Justice Department and DNI “are working together to facilitate a classification review” of materials recovered throughout the search.

Schiff and Maloney said in a joint statement they were pleased the federal government was “assessing the damage brought on by the improper storage of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.” Politico reported the letter earlier.

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