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US lawmakers draw battle lines over search of Donald Trump’s home

By James Politi

15 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

You should read this piece to understand the arguments from the Democratic and Republican camps with regards to the latest raid at former US President Donald Trump's Florida estate.

Democrats want ‘damage assessment’ on seized documents while Republicans question FBI actionUS lawmakers demanded more information about the potential threat to national security posed by Donald Trump’s hoarding of classified documents, as the fallout from the unprecedented search at the former president’s home reverberated through Washington.

The comments by Democrats and Republicans on Sunday were among the first reactions from Congress to the release on Friday of the search warrant presented by the FBI on the day of the visit on August 8.

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