This week, the House Oversight Committee revealed that five White House employees were implicated in a case involving stolen classified documents attributed to Joe Biden.
These documents, which are designated as SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility)-grade classified information, had been unlawfully stored at the Penn Biden Center
Biden also stored classified documents in his garage next to his Corvette where his son Hunter had access to the sensitive materials.
It has been reported that Joe Biden’s attorney first discovered “Obama-Biden administration documents in a locked closet while packing files as they prepare to close out Biden’s office in the Penn Biden Center” in November 2022.
However, recent evidence suggests that this timeline is inaccurate. Kathy Chung, former assistant to Vice President Biden, testified before the House Oversight Committee that White House Counsel Dana Remus requested she retrieve boxes of classified documents from Penn Biden Center as early as May 2022.
Furthermore, Annie Tomasini, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the President and Director of Oval Office Operations was sent to Penn Biden Center on March 18, 2021 to take inventory of President Biden’s documents and materials – months before Joe Biden instructed his Justice Department to raid Mar-a-Lago.
This implies that Joe Biden was aware of his own classified document scandal prior to ordering the DOJ raid but withheld this information from Senate Intel Committee.
Consequently, nine boxes of documents were taken from Joe Biden’s lawyer’s Boston office without knowledge of what lies within them because National Archives are concealing details for him.
“We have discovered new information about the number of White House employees involved in President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents,” the House Oversight Committee said on Wednesday.
“President Biden’s attorney stated that the discovery of classified documents at Penn Biden Center occurred on November 2, 2022.” they said.
“Our Committee has developed evidence showing the timeline of relevant events began in 2021 and involved at least five White House employees,” the Republican-led Committee said.
“President Biden and his legal team omitted months of communications, planning, and coordinating among multiple White House officials, a former VP staffer, Penn Biden Center employees, and President Biden’s personal attorneys to retrieve the boxes containing classified materials.” the Oversight said. “There is no reasonable explanation as to why this many White House employees and lawyers were so concerned with retrieving boxes they reportedly believed contained only personal documents and materials.”
“The Committee has obtained information that contradicts important details from the White House’s and President Biden’s personal attorney’s statement about the discovery of documents at Penn Biden Center, including the location and security of the classified documents,” The Oversight Committee said in a letter addressed to White House Counsel Edward Siskel.
The Committee continued,” The Committee has also learned that one of your predecessors as White House Counsel, Ms. Dana Remus, and other White House employees were central figures in the early stages of coordinating the organizing, moving, and removing of boxes that were later found to contain classified materials.”
The Oversight has cited Biden’s recent two-day interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur and stated that Biden should be completely open regarding the timeline and recognition of confidential materials.
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We have discovered new information about the number of White House employees involved in President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.
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— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) October 11, 2023
On Monday, Ian Sams, the spokesman for Joe Biden’s scandal, stated that Biden spent the last two days in discussion with Special Counsel Robert Hur regarding his handling of stolen classified documents.
“The President has been interviewed as part of the investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Hur. The voluntary interview was conducted at the White House over two days, Sunday and Monday, and concluded Monday. As we have said from the beginning, the President and the White House are cooperating with this investigation, and as it has been appropriate, we have provided relevant updates publicly, being as transparent as we can consistent with protecting and preserving the integrity of the investigation. We would refer other questions to the Justice Department at this time,” a statement from Ian Sams read.
Did Joe Biden provide accurate information to Robert Hur regarding the timeline? Or did he misrepresent the facts to the Special Counsel?