Joe Biden's classified documents scandal continues to spiral out of control

 February 12, 2023

A new report from the Washington Examiner reveals that President Joe Biden's attorneys had, in November, helped with the transfer of documents that were kept at a law office in Boston, Massachusetts. 

This information comes from emails that took place between Biden's legal team and the National Archives.

The emails were released on Friday as the result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

The emails, all together, add up to over 70 pages.

The transfer

The emails appear to show Biden's legal team and the National Archives trying to coordinate a transfer of documents from the Boston law office Hemenway & Barnes.

National Archives general counsel Gary Stern wrote, on Nov. 7, 2021, "Please ensure that the boxes in your office in Boston remain secure in a locked space and are not accessed by anyone."

The following day, Stern asked one of Biden's lawyers, Bob Bauer, as well as another individual, Patrick Moore, who, at the time, was a partner at the law firm, to transfer the boxes from the law firm to the JFK Library.

Moore then told Stern that, because he was out of town, he would coordinate with his law partner to handle the situation.

There are many unknowns about this situation. It is not known, for example, what the documents at the Boston law office contain. It is not known whether classified documents were in the cache.

Another piece of the puzzle?

As is often the case, timing, here, is important. It has previously been reported that Biden's lawyers found classified documents at the Penn Biden Center in Washington D.C. in November, just ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. 

It turns out that this situation with the Boston law firm took place just five days after Biden's lawyers claim to have made the first discovery of classified documents at the Penn Biden Center.

The Washington Times reports, "Mr. Moore reportedly transferred a set of personal documents from the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement to his law office in Boston before classified documents were discovered."

This adds yet another layer onto the classified documents scandal that Biden has found himself at the center of. Why would documents - sought after by the National Archives - have been transferred to the Boston law office?

As usual, the American public isn't getting any transparency from Biden and his administration. The Examiner reports:

Asked to comment on the boxes on Friday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre referred questions to the counsel’s office. The White House counsel’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

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