The House Judiciary Committee announced Friday that it has opened an investigation. Into classified Obama-era documents found at President Joe Biden’s Delaware home. And his former Washington office.
The panel, led by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. Sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding all documents. And communications about discovery between the Justice Department. The FBI and the White House, as well as Garland’s appointment of Robert Hurr.
As special counsel to oversee the information case.
The White House acknowledged Thursday. That classified documents from Biden’s time. It came after the administration confirmed on Monday.
The office documents were found Nov. 2, President Richard. Saber’s counsel said in his Monday statement following a todaystren News. Report that classified documents were discovered there.
Garland said Thursday that the garage documents were discovered on Dec. 20. And that Biden’s personal lawyer told the DOJ the day. Before that another document was found at Biden’s Wilmington home. The acknowledgment came a day after todaystren News reported. That more documents had been found in a second location.
In a joint letter to Garland on Friday, Jordan and Rep.
Mike Johnson, R-La. questioned whether the DOJ “concealed.” The November discovery “on the eve of the 2022 election.” — Even though the DOJ doesn’t do that, announcing it’s opening the review.
The letter claimed that the DOJ’s “actions here deviated from how. It would have acted in similar situations” because Garland had. Authorized a search warrant at former President. Donald Trump’s Florida home in August of last year to seek. Official documents “despite available evidence of the president’s voluntary cooperation.” .”
The letter did not mention. That the Justice Department had been investigating Trump’s case. Out of public view for several months before executing. The search warrant, and that Trump had failed to turn over documents. With classification markings subpoenaed by the DOJ. .
In both cases, Garland did not speak. About the investigation until the president and former president. Themselves came out about interactions with the Justice Department.
Jordan and Johnson also renewed a request for information.
On the Trump investigation last year. When the committee was controlled by Democrats.
“On August 15, 2022, Committee Republicans wrote to you and FBI Director Christopher. Wray requesting documents and information. Related to the FBI’s raid on President Trump’s house. The Department and the FBI have failed to follow this request. Our requests remain,” The letter said.
It asked Garland to respond to all the committee’s requests by January 27.
The Justice Department confirmed receipt of the letter. But declined a request for comment.