With the news that Biden had been keeping secret documents, Trump has led the charge of fury, asking when the FBI will conduct a raid on Biden’s home or the White House.
Biden’s old office think tank at a D.C. known as the Penn Biden Center contained “a small number” of classified documents, prompting a strong reaction from former president Donald J. Trump and raising questions of hypocrisy and double standards given that last summer, Attorney General Merrick Garland approved an unprecedented raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate to seize classified material from his residence.
According to a stunning story in The New York Times, the current President’s attorneys discovered the documents in a locked closet while “packing files” at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in early November. The National Archives was contacted the same day, and the confidential documents were collected the next day, according to the White House.
The Times reported that the shocking discovery may encourage Garland to appoint a special counsel and that the nation’s top law enforcement official has assigned John R. Lausch Jr, Trump’s appointed U.S. Attorney for the N.D. of Illinois, to investigate it. Officials did not describe precisely how many documents were involved, what kind of information was included, or the level of classification.
Trump posed the question everyone wants to know: When will the FBI raid Joe Biden’s residences, including the White House? The statement was posted on Truth Social and linked to a CBS News article, saying that Lausch is now analyzing the data.
The Democrat’s war against Trump has reached a new level with the FBI raiding his South Florida home to retrieve documents that, unlike Biden, he had the authority to declassify. The coming days, along with what Garland may say, will provide further evidence for those who believe that American justice is divided into two systems, one for Democrats and one for their political opponents.
Richard Sauber, the President’s special counsel, acknowledged to CBS News that the President’s attorneys discovered these documents. The Archives have not received any prior requests or inquiries regarding the papers. Since then, the President’s legal team has been working closely with the National Archives and the Department of Justice to ensure that any relevant records from the Obama-Biden administration are safely housed there.
After criticizing Trump over documents found at Mar-a-Lago, the FBI took a photo of them nicely organized on the floor and released it to the media, where it was widely used to paint Trump in a bad light. Biden called Trump “irresponsible” and said the materials might have jeopardized sources and procedures in an interview with “60 Minutes.”
When a reporter put him on the spot when he was having dinner with Garland and other regime officials, Biden declined to comment on the stolen papers.
In response to Biden’s hiding of the secret papers, Republicans vented their frustrations on Twitter.
Astonished, Representative James Comer (R-Ky) said, “How ironic.” Comer will soon be chairing the influential House Oversight Committee. They just found out that Joe Biden had possession of classified paperwork when he was out of office.
Do the National Archives have the potential to cause an overnight White House raid? Or the Penn Biden Center?
The Comer said that they’re going to take that material they asked for on the Mar-a-Lago raid, and they’re going to broaden it to include the records that Joe Biden had possessed.
Regardless of whether Garland takes action, the incoming Republican House majority now has another item to add to the long overdue probes of Biden and his administration.