The speaker said that she hasn’t been briefed at all on the Monday

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday it is “important” to determine the seriousness of the documents that may have been taken by the FBI from former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, in the wake of The Washington Post reporting the classified nature of some of the materials.

“I think what is important now is to know the seriousness of what these documents were about, alleged to be about. We don’t know. Hopefully we’ll see more but we don’t want to see too much more because that might endanger our security,” Pelosi said.

“There are laws against the improper handling of this material. There are laws against that, and we have to recognize that. This information as it is coming across, and we’ll know more later, is highly classified, well above top secret,” she added.
The FBI search at Mar-a-Lago this week came months after federal investigators served an earlier grand jury subpoena and took away sensitive national security documents from former President Donald Trump’s property during a June meeting, people familiar with the matter tell CNN.

The speaker said that she hasn’t been briefed at all on the Monday FBI search at Mar-a-Lago or the documents they recovered from the former President’s residence.

“I don’t know any more than is in the public domain,” she said. “This isn’t declassified. It’s just improperly handled. Now what is it? We’ll see. We’ll see in the unsealing, and that may not tell us everything still, because of the serious nature of all of this.”

When Pelosi was asked about threats against FBI and law enforcement after the search warrant was executed, she replied: “We need no more evidence than a presidential incitement of an insurrection on the Capitol to know about causing concern about the safety of members of Congress, of our Capitol, of our Constitution and of our law enforcement.”

Here’s what other Democrats are saying about the search:

Praise for Garland and law enforcement: Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, lauded Attorney General Merrick Garland’s request to unseal the FBI search warrant used at Mar-a-Lago.

“I’m glad that the attorney general is seeking to have the warrant disclosed, and it looks like that will happen now that the former President has raised no objections,” the California Democrat told reporters. “Hopefully that will give the public a sense of why the Justice Department made the decision they did. I have great confidence that Garland considered all of the factors in making the decision.”
Schiff said that the committee will decide whether it will investigate the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago.

Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin also voiced support for Attorney General Merrick Garland.

“I have respect for the independence of the law enforcement function,” Raskin said. “I have great respect for the Attorney General Merrick Garland, who was my constituent, and I don’t heckle my constituents.”

Jan. 6 investigation: Raskin, a House Jan. 6 committee member, also said the committee would not likely seek anything from the Justice Department regarding the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago.

“Yeah, I just don’t know the answer that question. I guess I don’t, I don’t really see it.” Raskin said. “Our charge under House Resolution 503 is to provide a comprehensive statement about what happened on Jan. 6. Positive-minded meant to make recommendations to fortify American democracy against coups, insurrections, political violence and efforts to usurp the will people.”
“We have enough concrete work ahead of us. You know, we don’t need to multiply the hypotheticals,” Raskin said.

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