'Does not pass the smell test': Mark Warner wants 'more information' on classified documents from White House
United States Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia), the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, revealed on Sunday's edition of Face the Nation that he and his fellow lawmakers are becoming increasingly displeased with President Joe Biden's administration's cooperation with the probes into classified documents that were found at multiple properties belonging to Biden and former President Donald Trump.
Although the circumstances surrounding each case are different – most notably that there are criminal inquiries into Trump but not Biden – Warner believes that the Biden White House needs to provide more "information" on what was recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
"So I wanna just follow up on what you shared with us when we spoke back in January when you were very frustrated that the administration wasn't sharing more information about the classified materials improperly held by the current president when he was out of office and the former president. You've been briefed on this. Any more clarity on this? Any further information?" CBS News moderator Margaret Brennan asked.
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"We need more information about these documents, and more importantly, we need to make sure that what the intel community has done to mitigate the harm. And we're still in conversations with the Justice Department. The administration's position does not, does not pass the smell test," Warner said.
"We've got a job not to go into the legal ramifications, but to make sure that the intelligence community has done what's right and we've got some additional tools," he continued. "We can restrict some of the spending. We're in inactive conversations with the Justice Department, but we've gotta get those documents."
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