Washington, DC— Today, Rep. Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the public release of the search warrant for former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property. 

“As a member of the Intelligence Committee, I am deeply concerned by this week’s revelations around the improper handling of classified documents. While we do not know all the details, it is clear that, through negligence or malice, the actions of the former President present a significant risk to the national security of our country.

“The removal of classified documents from secure environments does not only pose an immense security threat, but has very real implications for the Americans who are actively serving our country. When enemies obtain sensitive information, our intelligence agents in the field are directly exposed to capture, torture, and execution. I am profoundly troubled, yet unsurprised, to see the former President act with such disregard for the wellbeing of those individuals who risk their lives for this country every day.

“I stand in full support of the men and women of the FBI and the Department of Justice and am grateful to Attorney General Merrick Garland for his strong leadership in this investigation.”

With any questions, contact Nora Kohli at nora.kohli@mail.house.gov