Empowered House Republicans demanded Sunday that the White House turn over all information related to their records that confidential documents have been found at President Joe Biden’s residence and his former office, this after more documents were found at his Delaware home.
“We have a lot of questions,” said Rep. James Comer, chairman of the Oversight and Accountability Commission.
Comer said he wants to see all documents and communications related to the Biden team’s reviews, as well as records of visits to the president’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, from Jan. 20, 2021 to today. He said the goal is to determine who may have had access to the confidential material and how the documents got there.
The White House said Saturday that it had found five additional pages of confidential documents at Biden’s residence on Thursday, the same day special counsel was appointed to handle the matter.
In a letter sent Sunday to White House chief of staff Ron Klain, Comer criticized searches conducted by Biden representatives when the Justice Department was beginning to investigate, noting that the “mishandling of confidential materials” by Biden “raises the question of whether he has jeopardized our national security.” Comer demanded that the White House provide all relevant information, such as visit records, by the end of the month.
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Comer referred to Biden’s home as a “crime scene,” though he acknowledged it was unclear if any laws had been broken.
“My concern is that the special counsel was called, but hours after we kept having the president’s personal lawyers, who don’t have security clearance, rummaging through the president’s residence, looking for things, I mean that would essentially be a crime scene, if you will,” he said.
Madhani reported from Wilmington, Delaware.
Source: El Nuevo Herald