On Monday, a Trump-appointed attorney was assigned to investigate the the discovery of batch a of documents located at a Biden-supporting think tank.
Appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland, John Lausch of the US Attorney for the Northern District of Illionois, will look into the classified documents found at Penn Biden Center.
Biden’s lawyers reported the situation to the National Archives by Biden’s lawyers. They also returned the documents in November. The documents are presumed to be from when Biden was Vice President.
In a statement on Monday, special counsel to the White House, Richard Sauber, said “The documents were not the subject of any previous request or inquiry by the Archives.” He also said, “Since that discovery, the President’s personal attorneys have cooperated with the Archives and the Department of Justice in process to ensure that any Obama-Biden Administration records are appropriately in the prosession of the Archives.”
The revelation of Biden’s mishandling of classified documents is reminiscent of the FBI’s raid of Trumps Mar-a-Lago home to recover classified documents. However, there is a sharp contrast in how the Justice Department is handling Biden’s inappropriate handling of classified documents, verses how they handled Trump.
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, James Comer (R-KY) said in a statement, “Under the Biden Administration, the Department of Justice and National Archives have made compliance with the Presidential Records Act a top priority. We expect the same treatment for President Biden, who has apparently inappropriately maintained classified documents in an insecure setting for several years.
Donald Trump took to his social media platform TruthSocial to allege the think tank holding classified documents had received tens of millions of dollars in funding from China. Which, according to Trump, would mean China may have had access to the classified information. Additionally, he pointed out how Vice Presidents cannot declassify records.