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The Department of Justice (DOJ) told lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee that it is working to get information about classified documents that were found at properties of former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.

According to Fox News, lawmakers are frustrated that they have been kept in the dark regarding the contents of classified documents. A letter was sent Saturday to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Senator Mark Warner and Vice Chair Senator Marco Rubio. It said that the DOJ was working on getting at least some information for them. It will be done without harming ongoing special counsel investigations into both matters. The DOJ letter was in response to the committee’s August request for information about the documents. They were recovered from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. There were also follow-up inquiries by the panel about classified material that was found at the Penn Biden Center and Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, house.

Assistant Attorney General Carlos Uriarte wrote to Democratic Senator Mark Warner and Republican Senator Marco Rubio that they are working with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to "support the provision of information that will satisfy the Committee’s responsibilities without harming the ongoing Special Counsel investigations." He said that although one of the Special Counsels was appointed only on Jan. 12, prosecutors on both matters are "actively working to enable sharing information with the Committee." The DOJ “worked in good faith to schedule a briefing in September 2022,” said the letter. But since that time, there have been “significant developments, including the appointment of two separate Special Counsels to handle the matters.”

The DOJ’s response comes with Warner and Rubio reiterating their call for the department to share the classified documents obtained from Biden and Trump's properties, reported CNN.

In a Sunday interview, Warner and Rubio objected to Attorney General Merrick Garland’s policy to withhold the sensitive documents until the special counsels handling each probe give authorization. Warner said that the DOJ policy “doesn’t hold water," and that their job is to make sure there’s "not an intelligence compromise." He shared that the Director of National Intelligence had been willing to brief them earlier, now that "you’ve got the special counsel, the notion that we’re going to be left in limbo, and we can’t do our job, that just cannot stand."

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