Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan has pledged to open an investigation into Attorney General Merrick Garland over the handling of a case involving classified documents found in multiple locations belonging to President Joe Biden, the Washington Examiner reported.
The documents are said to be from his time as vice president serving under former President Barack Obama.
Several tranches of documents, many of which were marked classified or higher, were found in the president’s garage, and a locked closet at the Penn Biden Center, among other locations yet to be revealed.
Democrats and their allies in the media went bonkers when it was revealed that classified documents were found at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
Jordan’s opening move
According to the Examiner, Jordan wrote a letter to Garland on Friday, “demanding all documents and communications between the DOJ, the FBI, and the Executive Office of the President about Biden’s apparent mishandling of classified information following his time as vice president during the Obama administration.”
Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) co-authored the scathing letter.
“We are conducting oversight of the Justice Department’s actions with respect to former Vice President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents, including the apparently unauthorized possession of classified material at a Washington, D.C. private office and in the garage of his Wilmington, Delaware residence,” the letter read.
The investigation centers around the timing of when Garland knew that Biden had a classified documents scandal brewing. It looks as though it was before the midterm elections and wasn’t announced with the same fervor that Trump’s investigation was announced.
“It is unclear when the Department first came to learn about the existence of these documents, and whether it actively concealed this information from the public on the eve of the 2022 elections,” the letter read.
It added: “It is also unclear what interactions, if any, the Department had with President Biden or his representatives about his mishandling of classified material. The Department’s actions here appear to depart from how it acted in similar circumstances.
House Republicans asked on Friday for all records pertaining to the appointment of the special counsel in charge of the Biden documents scandal.
“Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding documents and communications by January 27.” https://t.co/g8Or290plq
— OregonTeaParty (@OregonTeaParty) January 14, 2023
The Examiner added: “The GOP investigators also asked for all documents between or among the DOJ, the FBI, and the White House related to classaified records found at the Penn Biden Center and at Biden’s home. The letter also told Garland to hand over all communications between the DOJ and Biden’s lawyers related to the classified documents sag.”
Only time will tell, but it looks as though Biden and his White House are in for one heck of a fight.