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Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are looking to scour the Justice Department and find out what federal law enforcement officials needed to obtain a search warrant at Donald Trump’s Mar

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The (Bloomberg) The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is requesting documents from the Justice Department that was used to get a search warrant for the Mar-a-Lago residence of former President Donald Trump.

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Representative Mike Turner said he wants the committee’s Democrats to agree to subpoena the agency to give the intelligence panel the justification if DOJ and the FBI refuse to accede to that request.

Nothing that would be the topic of this, according to Turner, “would not be disclosed to our committee.” “We want to know what this impending national security threat was that was the basis for this,”

One of the top national security hawks in Congress, the Ohio Republican, termed Monday’s search a raid that requires legislative supervision.

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Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, told reporters on Friday that he first wants to see the warrant made public.

Since they aren’t trying to make the affidavits public, he reasoned, “I anticipate that if there are secret items believed to be present, they may not be able to characterize them in a public document. At that point, we’ll have to decide if more information is required.”

The news conference with members of the Intelligence Committee takes place the day after Attorney General Merrick Garland requested that the search warrant’s confidentiality be lifted by a federal judge. Later, Trump said that he was in favor of disclosing information about the FBI’s investigation, including a copy of the search warrant and a receipt listing the things that agents removed from the home.

According to people familiar with the situation, federal agents searched Donald Trump’s Florida home as part of an investigation into whether the former president was improperly retaining presidential records that were supposed to go to the National Archives once he left office, including possibly classified materials.

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The FBI was reportedly seeking for records relating to nuclear weapons on Thursday, according to a story from the Washington Post. It wasn’t immediately clear if those documents—which the agents seized—were regarding US weapons or weapons that belonged to another nation.

Turner responded, “I’m asking the same questions you are,” in response to a question regarding the likelihood that the former president may still have records relating to nuclear weapons.

Turner previously presided over the Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, which is in charge of managing the country’s nuclear weapons.

Turner’s neighborhood is just north of Cincinnati, where police shot and killed a guy who attempted to break into an FBI headquarters on Thursday. As many Trump fans, including several Republican senators, protested the search of Trump’s home and charged the FBI with behaving politically, the attack took place.

Republicans on Turner’s panel, according to him, support the FBI and strongly oppose any acts of violence against law enforcement officials.

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Former FBI agent and Republican Representative Brian Fitzpatrick claimed that without public backing, the FBI could not carry out its duties.

Our nation is going through a difficult time, Fitzpatrick declared. “It affects all of us if we ever reach a point where the public loses faith in us.”

(The fifth and sixth paragraphs are updated with remarks from Schiff.)

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