WASHINGTON—In an op-ed published in Fox News today, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) lays out information uncovered by the Oversight Committee which contradict the White House’s and President Biden’s personal attorney’s statements about the discovery of classified documents. The Oversight Committee needs more information to evaluate whether classified documents contain any information related to the Biden family’s foreign business schemes and whether our national security has been compromised by their mishandling.The American people deserve clear answers as to whether our national security has been compromised by Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.
Why has the White House misled the American people about President Biden’s stashed classified documents?
“According to the Biden team, documents were discovered at Penn Biden Center on November 2, 2022. However, based on our investigation, the real timeline began 18 months earlier. President Biden used significant federal resources, including five White House employees and a Department of Defense employee, to access and secure what were purportedly personal items of his at Penn Biden Center.
“The White House asserted in its public statement earlier this year that the classified documents were found in a ‘locked closet’ at Penn Biden Center.
“However, based on witness testimony, the boxes of classified documents were not always held in a locked closet. This improper storage of classified materials raises significant concerns that individuals without proper clearances may have had access to them.”
Bank records and witness testimony reveal Biden family members, their business associates, and their related companies peddled influence using the Biden family name to accumulate millions of dollars from foreign individuals and entities for the benefit of the family.
“Based on our investigation of the Biden family’s global influence-peddling enterprise, we also have significant concerns that Joe Biden may have retained sensitive documents related to specific countries involving his family’s foreign business schemes that brought in millions for the Biden family.
“President Biden has repeatedly lied to the American people about his knowledge of and participation in his family’s business dealings. Not only did Joe Biden know about his family’s business dealings, but he was also involved and financially benefited from them.
“We have called on Special Counsel Hur to allow our committee investigators to review the classified materials, but he has declined. But that is not deterring our ongoing investigation.”
The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, along with the Committee on Judiciary and Ways and Means, will continue to follow the evidence and deliver the transparency the American people demand and deserve.
“President Biden’s mishandling of classified material and his involvement in his family’s business schemes threaten our national security. We owe it to the American people to determine whether Biden used these classified documents to enrich his family, placing our nation in even greater jeopardy.”
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