President Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents is just one of many crises being investigated by House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY). Comer has repeatedly encountered the same non-transparency from the Biden administration that has frustrated Americans with its lack of candor and apparent attempts to mask the scandal.
Despite the White House’s attempts to stonewall, Comer was planning to conduct a recorded interview with the National Archives chief counsel this week to learn more about Biden’s handling of classified data, the timing of their disclosure, and other relevant details.
On Wednesday night’s episode of “Hannity” on Fox News Channel, Comer broke out what went down.
Comer explained that the Department of Justice had instructed the National Archives’ general counsel not to comment on the Biden documents before their arrival. But after a three-plus hour transcribed interview with the general counsel, Comer said they found out that Donald Trump and Joe Biden were handled differently. It is becoming even more apparent now. It was not just Trump; Twitter illustrated that the conservative Republicans were being treated differently.
Comer reminded Hannity that there are pages and pages of press releases and material on the FBI raid into Mar-a-Lago and Donald Trump’s possession of sensitive documents if you go on the National Archives website. Still, there’s nothing on the internet regarding Joe Biden. The Oversight chairman pointed out the two leaders’ inequitable treatment, saying that there was no news release and nothing on the website regarding Joe Biden.
Once it was discovered that Joe Biden was in possession of confidential papers, the committee questioned the general counsel as to why no news releases were issued regarding President Biden. Comer clarified this, and the attorney said that a press release had been written before being informed that they couldn’t be distributed. To put it mildly: wow. This sounds much more like an attempt at concealment.
Comer said they asked who gave him the order. He refused to provide the information, saying, “I can’t tell you that.” What perfect timing.
The only places where he might have gotten those orders are the White House with Joe Biden or the Department of Justice with Merrick Garland, as highlighted by Comer.
So, Comer said that it demonstrates right there that the Department of Justice and the White House are intervening with this. It also illustrates that they are handling Donald Trump differently than they treat Joe Biden.
An apparent Biden administration cover-up, or at least an attempt to control information release, was not only discussed in Comer’s interview with the Archives’ general counsel, but the efforts, it should be noted, worked for months. They knew Biden had confidential records before the 2022 midterm elections and managed to keep them hidden until months after the election. It wasn’t until someone started leaking details of the scandal to mainstream outlets.
When asked about a letter he had issued, Comer said they sought the same sort of information on Joe Biden that his predecessor, Democrat Chairwoman Maloney, demanded on Donald Trump. To add insult to injury, he said, National Archives supplied them with every bit of material she asked on Donald Trump, but they never gave Comer any information on Joe Biden. This was just one more instance of the Biden administration trying to stonewall the public and keep the facts buried.
General counsel stated he printed all the material and answered all their inquiries but wasn’t permitted to send it to them, Comer claimed.