On Monday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) accused the Biden administration of having a double standard in terms of oversight of the presidency and double-downed on the various question he has about the classified document scandal that has engulfed President Biden over the last week.
“Why was President Trump’s home raided but not President Biden’s?” Jordan questioned, according to a statement the congressman gave to Fox News. “Why did the FBI take pictures of President Trump’s so-called classified documents but not President Biden’s? Republicans just want fair and equal treatment under the law.”
Jordan is referencing the leaking of photos taken of the various documents found at former President Donald Trump's Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, last year by the FBI.
To get to the root of why the DOJ hasn't taken Biden's classified documents as seriously as Trump's, Rep. Jordan launched an investigation into the bureaucracy last week to get answers, as previously reported by the DC Enquirer.
The investigation comes on the heels of the appointment of Special Council Robert Hur by Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday as well as an investigation launched by House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. James Comer (R-KY), as reported by Breitbart.
The two Judiciary Committee Republicans announced the probe with a letter addressed to AG Garland:
“We are conducting oversight of the Justice Department’s actions concerning former Vice President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.” the letter began. “On January 12, 2023, you appointed Robert Hur as Special Counsel to investigate these matters. The circumstances of this appointment raise fundamental oversight questions that the Committee routinely examines. We expect your complete cooperation with our inquiry.”
“It is unclear when the Department first came to learn about the existence of these documents, and whether it actively concealed this information from the public on the eve of the 2022 elections,” the Republican congressmen wrote. “It is also unclear what interactions if any, the Department had with President Biden or his representatives about his mishandling of classified material. The Department’s actions here appear to depart from how it acted in similar circumstances.”
Jordan then went on to demand that the Justice Department hand over documents related to the appointment of the special counsel, communications sent between the White House and the DOJ in relation to the classified documents, and documents pertaining to the physical stores of the documents as well as communications between Biden’s lawyers and the DOJ.
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) January 13, 2023
The Biden administration has not been forthwith about the classified documents for months following their discovery in November. Instead of transparency, they chose secrecy.
“Nov. 2022: Classified documents found at Biden Center. Dec. 2022: Classified documents found at Biden’s house. White House says NOTHING,” Jordan tweeted on Tuesday. “Jan. 2023: News media reports that classified documents were found at Biden Center. White House still says NOTHING about docs found at house.”
Nov. 2022: Classified documents found at Biden Center
Dec. 2022: Classified documents found at Biden’s house
White House says NOTHING
Jan. 2023: News media reports that classified documents were found at Biden Center
White House still says NOTHING about docs found at house
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) January 17, 2023
As the White House attempts to deflect from the issue, Americans are increasingly worried that they aren't being transparent and are instead choosing to hide the truth from the public. Only through a thorough investigation will the American people get the answers that they desire.
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