(CNSNews.com) – After all the fuss about top secret documents found at President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, it turns out that former Vice President Joe Biden also had documents “with classified markings” in his possession.
The classified documents were discovered in office space formerly used by Joe Biden at the University of Pennsylvania’s Biden Center in Washington, D.C., on November 2, 2022 — six days before the general election.
But we’re just hearing about it now, from a statement released by the White House Counsel’s Office, which reads as follows:
“The White House is cooperating with the National Archives and the Department of Justice regarding the discovery of what appear to be Obama-Biden Administration records, including a small number of documents with classified markings. The documents were discovered when the President’s personal attorneys were packing files housed in a locked closet to prepare to vacate office space at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.
“The President periodically used this space from mid-2017 until the start of the 2020 campaign. On the day of this discovery, November 2, 2022, the White House Counsel’s Office notified the National Archives. The Archives took possession of the materials the following morning.
“The discovery of these documents was made by the President’s attorneys. The documents were not the subject of any previous request or inquiry by the Archives. Since that discovery, the President’s personal attorneys have cooperated with the Archives and the Department of Justice in a process to ensure that any Obama-Biden Administration records are appropriately in the possession of the Archives.”
Press reports say Attorney General Merrick Garland has asked the US attorney in Chicago to investigate the discovery.
Democrats say Biden’s case is different than Trump’s because Biden’s attorneys volunteered the information and sent the documents — fewer than Trump had — to the Archives without being asked. Trump reportedly failed to cooperate with the Archives’ repeated demands for the return of classified documents in his possession.
But Republicans say Biden has just as much to answer for, as the following tweets from Republican politicians indicate:
— “Biden stole classified documents and stored them at his think tank while he was VP. The VP does not have any authority to declassify classified documents. And this “think tank” received $54 million in funding from the CCP,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) tweeted on Monday.
— “Re. Biden and classified documents: there can’t be separate standards for Republicans and Democrats. The same rules must apply to everyone,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) tweeted.
— “Joe Biden stole classified documents. This is a very serious crime. DOJ & NARA can’t sweep this under the rug AND persecute Trump,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) tweeted on Monday.
— “BREAKING: Classified documents from Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential days found at his private office. When will the FBI raid his home?” Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) tweeted.
— “It’s been revealed that classified documents were found inside Joe Biden’s private office. Why were they there, why wasn’t the Justice Department looking for these documents, and who had access to them?” Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) tweeted.
— “It’s just been discovered that Biden had HIGHLY CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS that were improperly stored in one of his private offices. INCREDIBLE! WHERE is the FBI? WHERE is the dramatic raid? We have two systems of justice in this country: one for them and one for us,” Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) tweeted.
— “Joe Biden took classified documents to his private office and LIED about it to 60 Minutes. Why isn’t the FBI raiding Biden’s Delaware homes right now? House GOP will investigate!” Rep. Mary Miller (R-Ill.) tweeted.
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