McCarthy says House will investigate Biden and Trump documents

 January 18, 2023

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said the House will review the cases of classified documents for both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.

McCarthy explained that the investigation will come from the House's duty for oversight of the Justice Department.

The comments

"Look, the House, we have a constitutional responsibility to oversee the Justice Department, and that also means overseeing special counsels," McCarthy said to reporters Tuesday. “So we will look into both situations.”

"Before the election, they found out President Biden had these documents not under lock — a simple push of a button that could open a garage door that every American has and knows what happens with how people get robbed, mainly by going through a garage door. It makes it quite easy,” McCarthy added.

The background

"Back in August, the FBI raided former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, after his documents dispute with the National Archives reached an apparent impasse," Newsmax reported.

"And over the last week, at least three separate batches of classified materials have been found at either Biden's office (the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.) or his Delaware home — including the act of storing documents inside a 'locked' garage," it added.

House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY) previously issued a statement after Robert Hur was appointed as special counsel to investigate Biden's classified documents.

Many questions

“With or without a special counsel, the House Oversight and Accountability Committee will investigate President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents and the Swamp’s efforts to hide this information from the American people," Comer wrote.

"There are many questions about why the Biden Administration kept this matter a secret from the public," he continued.

McCarthy's words seek to focus on fair treatment in both cases, while many Republicans are currently focused on Biden's recent findings.

The House will certainly have its hands full with the new investigation, alongside other ongoing investigations regarding Hunter Biden, COVID-19's origins and the border crisis.

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