Key members of Congress have now been granted access to the classified documents that were found at locations connected to President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump, and former Vice President Mike Pence, according to multiple reports published on Tuesday.Maybe now we can find out what kind of information was contained in these files, concerning whether or not they were anything that could potentially pose a threat to national security.
According to the Daily Wire, the Biden administration started sharing materials with the “Gang of Eight,” a group of lawmakers that includes folks from both the House and Senate, along with top members from each chamber’s intelligence committee, in what has been referred to as a “rolling production.”
“Lawmakers have been briefed on the documents in the past but voiced frustration with what they said was a lack of transparency that hindered their ability to perform oversight,” the report said. “Two ‘Gang of Eight’ members, Senate Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) and Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL), have been particularly vocal, citing concerns about national security. A meeting in February with the Justice Department and leaders of the U.S. intelligence community “left much to be desired,” they said in a joint statement at the time.”
Both Biden’s and Trump’s handling of classified documents is being investigated by two different special counsels who were appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland. In other words, I wouldn’t expect any sort of fair and balanced approach to these investigations. After all, Garland has successfully managed to weaponize the Justice Department and federal law enforcement against the former president and his supporters on multiple occasions now. Why would he suddenly start applying the same set of standards to both sides? I have a feeling Biden will probably come out of all this smelling like roses.
“FBI agents seized more than 100 classified documents stored at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida last summer in an escalation from negotiations that had taken place during the preceding months,” the Daily Wire said.
“Biden’s team said they found about ten records marked classified while clearing out Biden’s office at a D.C. think tank in the days before the 2022 midterms, although that discovery was not made public until January when CBS News broke the story of a Department of Justice inquiry. Since then, searches by Biden’s lawyers and the FBI have taken place at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, and his beach house in Rehoboth, Delaware, which have turned up more materials of interest to investigators,” the report continued.
Classified documents were also discovered at the home of former Vice President Mike Pence, located in the state of Indiana.
“The discovery of these classified documents prompted the National Archives to call on other former presidents and vice presidents to check for such materials. The agency is tasked with taking custody of presidential and vice presidential records at the end of an administration under the Presidential Records Act,” the report revealed.
Some of the documents that were found in locations connected to President Biden date back beyond his time serving as vice president and extend all the way to his tenure as a U.S. Senator.
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