Biden Under New Investigation

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( – The House Judiciary Committee has launched a probe into the case of the classified documents found in President Biden’s previous office and Delaware home. The investigation started only two weeks after the Republicans won control of the House.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the chairman of the panel, and Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) wrote a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday informing him of the investigation and requesting access to the documents which are currently in the hands of the Department of Justice. On Thursday Garland had appointed a special counsel to take charge of the investigation of the handling of the classified material. The special counsel will also determine whether there was any illegal contact relating to the handling of the material.

In the letter, the two House Representatives wrote that they would be conducting oversight in the way that the Justice Department was handling the case of former President Biden keeping in his possession without authorization classified material.

In the letter, they also wrote that the decision to have a special counsel appointed also raises “fundamental oversight questions that the Committee routinely examines.” They added they hoped Garland would fully cooperate in their probe.

The White House announced on Monday that a small number of documents had been found by Biden’s lawyers in his private office at a University of Pennsylvania building. Following the discovery of the documents, the National Archives had immediately been contacted. The private office had been used by Biden from 2017 to 2019, during his time as an honorary professor.

A few days later, the White House also disclosed that documents were also found in two separate locations in Biden’s Delaware home.

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