I know this will shock many of you, but this administration is now talking out of both sides of its mouth.
Publicly, the administration is insisting it is transparent and cooperating with Congress.
Privately, Republican members of the House Oversight Committee are getting extremely frustrated with the lack of insight this administration is offering regarding the classified documents found at several Biden locations.
The Nontransparent Transparency
White House Counsel Stuart Delery penned a letter to Chairman James Comer (R-KY) on his new appointment.
The letter, in part, stated, "As stated in our December 29, 2022, letter, the Biden Administration seeks to work cooperatively with Congress. We intend to follow the principles, policies, and practices first articulated by President Reagan in 1982, which have guided the Executive Branch's response to oversight requests from congressional committees for decades.
"We are reviewing your recent letters with the goal of seeking to accommodate legitimate oversight interests within the Committee's jurisdiction while also respecting the separation of powers and the constitutional and statutory obligations of the Executive Branch generally and the White House in particular.
"As I'm sure you are aware, these considerations include the critical need to protect the integrity and independence of law enforcement investigations."
In other words, we are going to give you nothing.
A committee spokesperson stated, "For the second time in three weeks, the White House has made it clear they don't plan on being transparent with the American people.
"First, the White House informed Chairman Comer on December 29 he would not receive any responses from the White House for requests made prior to January 3 – requests that covered important issues like the Afghanistan withdrawal, COVID origins, border and fentanyl crises, and more."
Did we really expect Biden to cooperate? Absolutely not, but Democrats set this up with their righteous indignation over Trump blocking Democrat investigations.
If you recall, at the time, I stated that if the situation were reversed, the Dem would be blocking, and that is exactly what they are doing, only now they look like complete hypocrites after all their outrage over Trump's resistance.
Source: Fox News