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The House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan announced a new investigation, on Friday, into President Joe Biden following the revelation that he owned Obama-era classified documents. Biden is potentially in violation of federal law governing such materials.
The Ohio Republican wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. He noted that it was his committee’s responsibility to conduct such oversight and he added that he expects the Justice Department to cooperate.
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) January 13, 2023
The Judiciary probe follows another investigation by Rep. James Comer from the Oversight Committee into the same matter.
“On January 12, 2023, you appointed Robert Hur as Special Counsel to investigate these matters,” Jordan and Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) wrote.
“The circumstances of this appointment raise fundamental oversight questions that the Committee routinely examines. We expect your complete cooperation with our inquiry.”
Jordan also raised a question about the timing of the document disclosure.
“It is unclear when the Department first came to learn about the existence of these documents, and whether it actively concealed this information from the public on the eve of the 2022 elections,” the two congressmen wrote.
“It is also unclear what interactions, if any, the Department had with President Biden or his representatives about his mishandling of classified material. The Department’s actions here appear to depart from how it acted in similar circumstances,” the letter continued.
Jordan also called out Merrick Garland for approving the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s home, to retrieve classified documents. The government knew in advance that they were there and yet continued to authorize a raid on Trump’s home, but not Biden’s, where additional documents have been found.
“In fact, on August 8, 2022, despite the publicly available evidence of President Trump’s voluntary cooperation, you personally approved the decision to seek a warrant for excessive and unprecedented access to his private residence. On August 15, 2022, Committee Republicans wrote to you and FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting documents and information related to the FBI’s raid of President Trump’s residence,” the letter noted.
Former President Trump was quick to point out the glaring inconsistency.
“Why didn’t the ‘Justice’ Department announce the Highly Classified documents found in the Biden Office before the Election?” Trump asked on Truth Social.
“Biden’s documents are HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL, many pertain to UKRAINE, where Hunter was ‘raking in the dough,’ and FUNDED BY CHINA, which gave $55 Million to Biden, through Penn, and probably had easy access,” he added.
Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), who served as White House physician during part of Trump’s administration, also asked similar questions.
“It’s just been discovered that Biden had HIGHLY CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS that were improperly stored in one of his private offices. INCREDIBLE! WHERE is the FBI? WHERE is the dramatic raid? We have two systems of justice in this country: one for them and one for us,” he wrote on Truth Social.
With a conservative-led Congress, will these investigations bear fruit? Let’s hope!