Washington DC-US Senator Susan Collins issued the following statement on a letter sent by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) and Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines requesting information related to the search of Mar-a-Lago by the FBI. Senator Collins is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

“The American people deserve a full account of the extraordinary action taken by the FBI last week. I am encouraged that following consultations with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, President Warner and the Vice President Rubio have requested critical information related to the FBI’s search of former President Trump’s residence.It is imperative that the Committee receive all classified documents found during the search as well as the FBI affidavit, which would detail any justification for the search. I look forward to prompt compliance by the AG and the DNI with the Committee’s request, which is essential to promote transparency and obtain a full account of the unprecedented search by the FBI from the personal residence of a former president.