An investigation into Joe Biden has been opened for improperly handling classified documents from his time serving as Obama’s Vice President – the same crime which the FBI launched an intensive raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
The documents were found at Biden’s vice-presidential office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington and Biden-appointed Attorney General Merrick Garland has assigned a U.S. attorney to review the classified documents.
The documents were found in the days before the midterm elections – but conveniently enough, reporting of the incident was held off until now. Go figure.
Special Counsel to the President Richard Sauber said that the White house is “cooperating” with the DOJ and the National Archives over the Obama-era documents.
Once Biden’s attorneys found the documents, they notified the National Archives, who reportedly referred the matter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), leading to Garland’s appointment of U.S. Attorney John Lausch to “investigate” how the classified documents ended up in Biden’s old office.
Sauber said that Biden “periodically used this space from mid-2017 until the start of the 2020 campaign.”
The classified documents were reportedly stored improperly in a folder that was in a box with other unclassified materials.
Former President Donald Trump responded to the news by asking when the FBI was going to raid Joe Biden as they did to him.
“When is the FBI going to raid the many homes of Joe Biden, perhaps even the White House. These documents were definitely not declassified.”
In 2021, Trump’s home was stormed by FBI agents who made a scene out of theatrical raid in which the agency searched his residence for classified material that the former president could have removed from the White House when he moved out.
The search reportedly included agents going through Melania’s bedroom and closets. Following the raid, some of the seized materials the FBI took included over 50 empty folders.
Shortly after the report came out, Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the new chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said he would be sending a letter on Tuesday to the White House counsel’s office in addition to the National Archives to learn more about what happened.
Comer also called out the obvious double standard by the corrupt DOJ as compared to the Mar-a-Lago raid.
“Is the White House going to be raided tonight? Are they going to raid the Bidens?” Comer asked. “This is further concern that there’s a two-tier justice system within the DOJ with how they treat Republicans versus Democrats, certainly how they treat the former president versus the current president.”