House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., condemned the Nationwide Archives for blowing off his request for data regarding President Biden’s mishandling of categorized paperwork Wednesday.
The Nationwide Archives Information Administration (NARA) blew past the Jan. 24 deadline for offering the paperwork on Tuesday, a transfer Comer known as “very disappointing.” Comer had requested particulars about NARA’s communications with each the Justice Division and Biden’s attorneys concerning the categorized paperwork.
“Any response to the truth that the Nationwide Archives has not but responded to the oversight request?” Fox Information’ Tyler Olson requested on Capitol Hill.
“Very disappointing, very disappointing,” Comer responded.
Comer went on to present his ideas concerning Tuesday’s information that former Vice President Mike Pence additionally discovered categorized paperwork at his own residence in Carmel, Indiana.
Pence instantly turned over the paperwork to the DOJ, after which notified Congress in regards to the incident.
“Pence is cooperating,” Comer stated. “We’re gonna deal with Pence the very same means we deal with Biden. There is a huge distinction as far Pence provided to cooperate and is displaying indicators that he is gonna be absolutely cooperative with our investigation.”
Pence is the third presumed 2024 presidential hopeful to seek out categorized paperwork inside his non-public residence. Former President Donald Trump had his Mar-a-Lago dwelling raided final 12 months after refusing to return categorized paperwork to NARA custody. Investigators have additionally seized three units of categorized paperwork present in Biden’s dwelling in Wilmington, Delaware.
Comer’s Oversight Committee is the tip of the spear for Republicans searching for extra details about Biden’s alleged mishandling of categorized paperwork. White Home press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has stonewalled questions about the documents in current days.
Lawyer Basic Merrick Garland has named particular counsels to analyze Trump and Biden, however the DOJ has not introduced an inquiry into Pence as of Wednesday morning.