Biden Fails to Comply with Classified Doc Probe After Vowing 'Transparency' 
Share this

The Biden administration has failed to comply with the House Oversight Committee’s investigation into President Joe Biden’s mishandling of top secret documents after promising the “highest standards of transparency” in United States history.

In a letter issued by the president on February 4, 2021, Biden vowed the highest standards of transparency would be “revitalized” and implemented within his administration.

“In a democracy, the public deserves as much transparency as possible regarding the work of our national security institutions, consistent with legitimate needs to protect sources and methods and sensitive foreign relationships,” Biden’s letter stated.

“The revitalization of our national security and foreign policy workforce requires a recommitment to the highest standards of transparency,” the president wrote.

But Biden has failed to live up to his promised standard.

On Wednesday, Rep. James Comer, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, requested the National Archives disclose “all documents and communications between or among the White House and the Department of Justice or NARA [National Archives and Records Administration] regarding the documents retrieved from President Biden’s personal office at the Penn Biden Center.”

The National Archives has apparently not complied. Comer told Fox News on Saturday the National Archives is stonewalling the Oversight Committee’s investigation.

“I have jurisdiction over the national archives. This agency is supposed to do a briefing anytime something like this happens. They have not,” Comer said. “Not only have they not given us a briefing, even though we’ve requested one, they have not answered any of our simple requests for information.”

Meanwhile, there appears to be a blame game brewing within the Biden administration about who is responsible for the mishandling of classified documents — some of which are top secret.

A report by CNN revealed Biden administration officials are blaming the National Archives for refusing to treat then-Vice President Biden’s records with the “same high regard” as it did former President Obama’s records.

“While the National Archives sends staff members to the White House to gather files and papers of the President, they do not treat all vice presidential papers with the same high regard, officials said,” CNN reported, citing “former and current administration officials and others familiar with the process.”

Law enforcement has reportedly begun interviewing individuals responsible for the violation. According to NBC News, Joe Biden’s former executive assistant Kathy Chung, hired to the post after a  recommendation from Hunter Biden, was questioned by law enforcement over the classified documents stashed in three separate locations. Chung’s employment as Joe Biden’s assistant was in part due to Hunter Biden, who recommended his father hire her, according to Hunter’s laptop emails.

Hunter and Chung remained in close contact over the course of Joe Biden’s tenure as vice president. Their correspondence included arranging Biden family business meetings with former University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, who oversaw the Biden Penn Center.

While the White House appears to be trying to deflect blame, former Department of Justice prosecutor Andrew McCarthy argued Thursday that Biden has already admitted guilt. Biden has claimed no knowledge of the violation.

“That’s not a defense to a charge of mishandling classified information,” McCarthy stated. It is tantamount to an admission of guilt.”

“For conviction, federal law requires prosecutors to establish that the defendant was grossly negligent. There is no need to prove that an accused was trying to harm the United States; just that he was trusted with classified information and carelessly flouted the standards for safeguarding it,” McCarthy said.

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.

Share this
You May Also Like

Driver dies in crash on Phillips Highway

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A driver is dead Thursday night following an accident…

Picketers Outside ‘The View’ Guardedly Optimistic About Reported Progress In WGA Strike Talks: “Seems That It’s Kind Of For Real”

This is Day 143 of the WGA strike and Day 70 of the SAG-AFTRA strike. Writers picketing…

Lin Wood Will Testify for Prosecution in GA Case Against Sidney Powell

Lin Wood is cooperating with the Fulton County District Attorney’s office and…

Yes, the government is sending out free COVID-19 tests again

Starting Sept. 25, all U.S. households will be able to order up…

Nolte: 56% of Virginians Want Porn Performer Susanna Gibson to Drop Out

A majority of Virginia’s likely voters say Susanna Gibson, the House Delegate…

Appeals court hears arguments in SpaceX beach closures

EDINBURG, Texas (Border Report) — An appeals court in South Texas on…

911 call shows bizarre circumstances of F-35 ejection: ‘Not sure where the airplane is,’ pilot says

A military pilot whose advanced fighter jet went temporarily missing over the…

Cleveland Guardians score 3 runs in 8th to beat playoff-bound Baltimore Orioles 5-2

Ramón Laureano drew a bases-loaded walk to give the Guards the lead…

‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Return By Vanna White Saluted By Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest is happy to have Vanna White turning letters for him…

Two Dead, 42 Hurt in New York Bus Crash Carrying Students

A charter bus in New York carrying students from Long Island to…

Yes, the FDA is allowing Elon Musk’s Neuralink to begin human trials

Neuralink is beginning to test the company’s brain implant on people. We…

1987 murder case in Cleveland expected to be dismissed against man who spent decades behind bars

‘I was good. I never had more than a speeding ticket.’ CLEVELAND…