Biden's White House refuses to comply with House Oversight info request

 March 22, 2023

President Joe Biden used the word "transparency" as a cornerstone of his 2020 campaign. As the country has so painfully witnessed since his time in the White House, transparency appears to be at the bottom of the priority list. 

According to Breitbart, the House Oversight Committee asked for records pertaining to why the investigation into Biden's classified documents scandal was kept out of sight of the American public for 68 days before it was conveniently leaked to CBS News.

The information regarding the situation was requested by House Oversight Committee James Comer (R-KY) in a letter penned to White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients earlier this month.

Comer requested the information after an attorney for the National Archives (NARA) admitted recently that it was likely the agency was told to suppress the information from the public for so long.

Double standard

The Kentucky Republican held nothing back as he revealed in the letter that there seems to be a lot more than meets the eye on the way the classified documents case was handled, especially compared to how the DOJ treated former President Donald Trump.

"During questioning by Committee counsel, Mr. Stern acknowledged that on January 9, 2023, when CBS broke the news that President Biden stored classified materials at Penn Biden Center, NARA drafted a public statement in response. Mr. Stern disclosed to the Committee that someone outside of NARA withheld its release."

Comer added, "In complete contrast, on February 7, 2022, when the Washington Post broke the story that classified documents were found in President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, NARA employees, including Gary Stern, drafted and published a statement on the agency’s website that same day."

Stern reportedly wouldn't divulge which person "outside of NARA" withheld news of the ongoing investigation, citing "DOJ guidance."

"The White House’s lack of transparency about President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents is alarming. President Biden is free to release all communications related this matter, but he refuses to do so," Comer said in a statement on the matter.

The fact that Biden's White House isn't playing ball speaks volumes.

White House responds

Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president, responded to Comer's request and doubled down on playing dumb.

Breitbart noted:

In Sauber’s response to Comer, he stonewalled the committee and suggested it seek “information from the relevant agencies in the first instance and request information from the White House thereafter only to the extent necessary.”

Most believe that the White House will not comply with Comer's extremely reasonable request.

This shouldn't be a political issue; all Americans should demand to know why there is a clear double standard at play.



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