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After former President Donald Trump was found to have classified and top secret documents at his country club in Palm Beach, Florida, the Senate Intelligence Committee asked the Justice Department for a briefing and asked the intelligence community for a damage assessment. The concern is that because security for Mar-a-Lago has been questionable individuals without security clearances could have had access to the information.
When President Joe Biden was found to have a few documents at the Penn Biden Center and in boxes in his garage, the Senate also asked for a damage assessment. Unlike Trump, however, Biden never lived in a location accessible to the public.
CNN reported Sunday afternoon that the Justice Department has been in contact with the Senate and they do intend to brief the branch on the information, but they will not give any information that could compromise their investigation(s).
“We are working with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to support the provision of information that will satisfy the Committee’s responsibilities without harming the ongoing Special Counsel investigations,” Assistant Attorney General Carlos Uriarte wrote to the heads of the committee.
“Although one of the Special Counsels was appointed only on January 12, prosecutors on both matters are actively working to enable sharing information with the Committee,” Uriarte said.
The damage assessment would still be required from the intelligence agencies to meet what Waner has been requesting.
Former President Donald Trump may be facing multiple investigations and lawsuits but "everything is going to be fine," according to his attorney.
"When people bring cases against [Trump], which worries a lot of people," Habba said, "when you have those but they're not within merit, there are systems in place, even when you have crooked judges, Appellate Division, etc."
"And we've been winning," she continued. "They're not going to be, but I'll invite people to ask me questions directly next time I'm on with you. But I am happy to because that's something people worry about."
Habba added: "But I have to tell you, everything is going to be fine."
The attorney insisted that Trump "has always been by the book so I will see you all in 2024."
Habba is representing Trump in multiple legal cases in New York, including a lawsuit alleging he raped journalist E. Jean Carroll.
Kevin McCarthy is going to have a hard time having any credibility in House investigations: former Republican
Former Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL) thinks that newly minted House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is going to have a difficult time trying to hold the kind of hearings that Republicans want.
Speaking to CNN's Jim Acosta on Sunday, Kinzinger asked about McCarthy defying subpoenas from the Jan. 6 committee last year, and how that will work out for him in the GOP Congress.
"He did not defend the integrity of House investigations," said Kinzinger, who was one of the Republicans to serve on the committee. "And so as they do their investigations, he'll have to live with that, live with that precedent. And he's got a tightrope to walk. He has a very thin majority. One of his people lies about literally everything. And for me, it disturbs me, yes, the Jan. 6 stuff, but just the lack of respect for the institution."
Kinzinger went on to say that he doesn't think McCarthy had a lot to hide from Jan. 6, unlike other members, but he was playing the "game."
"And that game was to stand against and pretend that Jan. 6 was nothing but a tourist visit, and now, as they have their Oversight coming up, there are people that could use that prior precedent and we'll see what happens," he explained.
Acosta asked if the subpoenas sent out by Republicans would even mean anything.
"Could the subject of those subpoenas say, well, look at what happened with the Jan. 6 committee? Why do I need to comply and so on?" he asked.
Kinzinger agreed, "each one of these iterations lowers the credibility for the House and long-term for this country that is a bad thing."
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