The discovery of classified records from President Biden’s time as vice president at the Penn Biden Center has sent shockwaves through Washington, as Fox News has learned that the investigation led by U.S. Attorney John Lausch of the Northern District of Illinois has reached an “inflection point.”
These explosive developments come just months after the FBI conducted an unprecedented raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, and seized classified documents. Biden, at the time, slammed Trump for being “irresponsible.”
But now, it’s clear that the Biden Administration has been caught red-handed in their own mishandling of classified documents. These records were discovered by the president’s personal attorneys on Nov. 2, 2022, in a locked closet while preparing to vacate office space at the center, which the president used from mid-2017 until he began the 2020 campaign.
White House Counsel Richard Sauber revealed on Monday that the National Archives were notified of the findings and took possession of the documents on Nov. 3, 2022.
It’s worth noting that 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 possession of the Archives.
But this begs the question, why were these classified documents not discovered sooner, and why were they being kept in a locked closet at all?
The Democrats have already started to defend Biden and his administration, calling the outrage “Republican hypocrisy.” But the American people deserve answers, and it’s time for Biden to come clean about what he and his team were hiding in that locked closet.
Under the Presidential Records Act, all documents from a president’s administration and staff must be turned over to the National Archives. And yet, the Biden administration seem to have failed to comply with this crucial law.
It’s an unfortunate reality that we are seeing a double standard at play here. Former President Trump was met with a heavy-handed raid on his property, while the Biden administration is given a free pass for their own mishandling of classified documents.
The next steps in the matter are at the discretion of Attorney General Merrick Garland, but one thing is certain, the American people deserve to know the truth about what was found in that locked closet. And if President Biden has nothing to hide, he should welcome a thorough investigation and release the findings to the public.
When is the FBI going to raid the many homes of Joe Biden, perhaps even the White House? These documents were definitely not declassified.