— House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer. R-Ky., asked White House Chief of Staff Ron Klein in a letter Sunday. to release visitor logs from President Joe Biden’s home in Delaware.
Comer’s letter was released a day after the White House said more classified. Documents from the Obama administration were found at the president’s Wilmington house. Two batches of records earlier.
“Given the serious national security implications, the White House. Must provide the Wilmington house visitor logs,” Comer wrote in the letter to Klein. “As Chief of Staff, you bear the responsibility to be transparent with the American people. On these important issues related to the head of the President’s Executive Office. And the White House’s handling of this matter.”
The committee, he wrote, is “concerned” that White House. Aides and Biden’s personal attorney searched the Wilmington home. After the Justice Department began its evaluation and is “demanding transparency. About whether anyone with foreign connections to the Biden family. Had access to President Biden.” House and Classified Documents.”
In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, Comer was pressed. About why his committee focused on documents from Biden. But not former President Donald Trump. The former president’s Mar-a-Lago house in Florida was searched by. The FBI last year after several attempts to get classified documents.
“we need to spend a whole lot of time investigating President Trump because.
The Democrats have done it for the last six years,” Comer said.
His letter was released last week amid the discovery of classified Obama-era documents. A “small” number used by Biden in an office in Washington. Another set in the garage at his house and six pages in a room next to the garage.
In an earlier letter issued to the White House on Friday. Comer asked whether the president’s son. Hunter Biden, could have access to classified documents found at his Delaware house. “The committee is concerned. That President Biden stored classified documents at the location. Where his son lived while engaging in international business deals. With adversaries of the United States,” Comer wrote.
The House Judiciary Committee, now led by Rep. Jim Jordan, visitor R-Ohio, in the GOP-majority House. Announced Friday that it had opened an investigation into. Biden’s search for Obama-era classified documents. Delaware home and his former Washington office.
Jordan sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding all documents. And communications between the Justice Department. The FBI and the White House about the discovery, as well as information. On Garland’s appointment of Robert Hure as special counsel to oversee the case.
Biden’s allies have insisted. That the case is different from the ongoing criminal. Investigation into the possession of classified records at Trump’s Florida home. They say Biden returned the documents after discovering them. While the former president did not follow a subpoena. And withheld some records, which requested. The execution of a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago in August.
In an interview on todaystrend News’ “Meet the Press” Sunday.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., drew a distinction between. The special counsel investigation into Biden and Trump.
“I mean, it’s completely different now,” Stabenow said, adding. That unlike Trump, Biden “isn’t somehow saying. When he thinks about classified documents that he can declassify them.”
The president is cooperating with the Justice Department. And the National Archives in discovering classified documents, he said. “They will not defy a subpoena or must an FBI raid to be able to get documents.”
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the former chairman of the House. Intelligence Committee, called Kammer’s request “hypocritical.” During an interview on ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday.
He said Congress should handle the Biden and Trump cases the same way. Including briefings from the intelligence community about potential risks to national security. About where classified documents were kept. But that lawmakers “shouldn’t try to interfere with the investigation.”
“, , that’s Mr. Kammer’s intention,” Schiff said. “He’s shown no interest in visitor investigating a more serious situation. Including evidence in the public. Domain of obstruction of 100 classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. Now he’s interested in investigating President Biden.”
“Those who say there was no problem with what Donald Trump did. Which was to refuse any cooperation in turning. voluntary and quick turnover of the handful of documents. They found,” Raskin said. He added that he hoped the committee would “maintain equanimity in our analysis of these. Circumstances and in our sense of proportion to the underlying crimes.”