This ain’t great for Joe Biden —Comer’s on the case.
The GOP holds the House majority —and with it, the gavels. Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Accountability Rep. James Comer (R-KY) is wasting no time investigating a laundry list of Biden behavior —including the latest unsecured classified documents found at a pro-Biden think tank in Washington D.C.
10 classified documents containing U.S. intelligence memos and briefing materials on Iran, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom were discovered late last year and buried before the election.
Biden claims he was surprised by the discovery. That may be true, but could ultimately is just as bad and “irresponsible” (a barb Biden hit Trump with during the Mar-a-Lago raid).
“I was surprised to learn there were any government records that were taken there to that office,” Biden told reporters on Tuesday. “People know I take classified documents, classified information seriously,” Biden added, saying that the documents were found in “a box, locked cabinet – or at least a closet.”
Feeling reassured? Neither are we.
Comer wants answers and the Oversight Committee chairman sent a letter to White House counsel Stuart Delery.
“The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating President Biden’s failure to return vice-presidential records — including highly classified documents — to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in violation of the Presidential Records Act,” Comer writes.
“Under the Biden Administration, the Department of Justice and NARA have made compliance with the Presidential Records Act a top priority,” the letter continued, in an apparent reference to the criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump. “President Biden has claimed he was not going to ‘get myself in the middle of whether or not the Justice Department should move or not move on certain actions they could take.’”
“The Committee expects President Biden will receive equal treatment under the law given that he maintained classified documents in his unsecured office for several years with access to an unknown number of people,” Comer said. “President Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, also planned to share an office with an individual affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party, which raises questions about who else had access to these highly sensitive documents because of President Biden’s ‘totally irresponsible’ actions.”
Comer is giving the White House two weeks to present the following:
All documents retrieved from President Biden’s personal office at the Penn Biden Center;
All internal documents and communications regarding the documents retrieved from President Biden’s personal office at the Penn Biden Center;
A list of all people who had access to President Biden’s personal office at the Penn Biden Center;
All documents and communications related to the handling of the classified material by President Biden’s personal lawyers—including but not limited to their security clearance status; and
All documents and communications between or among the White House and the Department of Justice or NARA regarding the documents retrieved from President Biden’s personal office at the Penn Biden Center.
Doubtful the President’s home will be raided.