January 18, 2023

McCarthy Blasts Biden Classified Document Handling, Department Justice Response

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded that Republicans will investigate President Joe Biden's recently discovered classified documents, calling out the hypocrisy of Democrats on the issue.

McCarthy shared the comments during a Fox News interview on "Sunday Morning Futures."

"Congress has an independent constitutional obligation to oversee all aspects of the Justice Department, and that includes special counsels as well. And so we will have a role in overseeing what's transpiring here. What's real concerning to me is how justice is applied and is it applied equally," McCarthy told host Maria Bartiromo.

"How many years has this vice president, who's been in [public] office for more than 40 years, had these documents? Who's been in and out of there?" the speaker continued. "So, they apply a special counsel, but how many agents do they apply to that and applied to [former] President [Donald] Trump as well? This is just hypocrisy."

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) also demanded to see the visitor logs on Sunday.

"Given the serious national security implications, the White House must provide the Wilmington residence's visitor log," Comer said in a letter to White House chief of staff Ron Klain.

"As Chief of Staff, you are head of the Executive Office of the President and bear responsibility to be transparent with the American people on these important issues related to the White House's handling of this matter," he added.

The concerning development reveals that the security breach may be worse than originally thought. Biden held onto classified materials in his home for years with no record of who had access to them.

The two batches of documents found in the president's home are in addition to classified records found in his Penn Biden Center office.

An investigation is underway with a special counsel appointed to investigate by Justice Department head Merrick Garland. The lack of visitor logs is concerning, but the investigation will continue into the contents of the documents as well as who had access to them.

Source: Fox News

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