Aides had previously found another batch of classified documents at his residence, and those at the Washington think tank were linked to it. US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday designated a special counsel to investigate the matter.
“How many more classified documents will they find at Joe Biden’s house?” the Republican House Judiciary Committee said in a Twitter post on Saturday.
Sauber said Biden’s lawyers acted “immediately and voluntarily” to turn over all documents found to the proper authorities.
“We have now publicly released specific details about the identified documents, how they were identified, and where they were found. The appointment of the special counsel to the matter this week means we can now pursue specific questions. Will send to the special counsel’s office for escalation.” As I said Thursday, the White House will cooperate with the newly appointed special counsel.”
Biden is spending the weekend in Wilmington with his wife, Jill Biden, who underwent surgery on Wednesday to remove skin lesions from his face and chest.
Biden was asked by a reporter on Thursday about the wisdom of storing important material next to his Corvette. The self-proclaimed ‘car wala’ president said the two were in a locked garage.
“It’s not like they’re sitting out on the street,” he said. “People know that I take classified documents and classified material very seriously.”
Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Friday launched an investigation into Biden’s handling of classified documents improperly stored by the Justice Department, and questioned whether his son Hunter had access to any. In a letter to Garland, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee sought all relevant documents and communications between the Justice Department, the FBI, the White House and Biden’s lawyers.
On Saturday, James Comer, the Republican chair of the House Oversight Committee, called the case “dangerous” and said the National Archives, the Justice Department and the White House had not been transparent. Comer said his panel would also review the matter.
Republicans have sought to compare the probe to the ongoing investigation into how former President Donald Trump handled classified documents after his presidency.
The White House says the two cases are separate because Biden’s team cooperated with authorities in the investigation and handed over those documents. Trump resisted doing so until an FBI search of his Florida resort in August.