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Press Release Published: May 5, 2023

Comer Presses Remus on White House’s Unraveling Narrative About Biden’s Stashed Classified Documents

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) today is pressing Dana Remus, former White House Counsel, about information that contradicts important details from the White House’s and President Biden’s personal attorney’s statements about the discovery of classified documents at the Penn Biden Center, including the timeline, location, and security of the classified documents. In a letter to Dana Remus, Chairman Comer requests documents and communications related to the documents stored at Penn Biden Center and requests she appear for a transcribed interview.

“The White House’s narrative of President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents is unraveling. The Oversight Committee’s investigation has obtained several facts that do not support the claims asserted by the Biden team and we have learned that President Biden has a history of not properly storing classified documents. Additionally, we have questions about why the White House Counsel’s Office tasked a Department of Defense employee on May 24, 2022—the same day as the subpoena return date for former President Trump—to complete a personal task for President Biden by packing up Penn Biden Center. The Oversight Committee needs information from Dana Remus to further inform our investigation about President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents in order to deliver answers, transparency, and accountability for the American people,” said Chairman Comer.

In April 2023, the Oversight Committee held a transcribed interview with Kathy Chung, who served as assistant to Joe Biden when he was Vice President. Kathy Chung’s account undermines the Biden White House’s description of where and how classified documents were stored in the Penn Biden Center. In the letter to Dana Remus, Chairman Comer seeks additional information about why in May 2022 she chose Kathy Chung—an employee at the Department of Defense who did not work for the Penn Biden Center—to pack up President Biden’s items at Penn Biden Center, which she believed was a personal task for the President. Additionally, Chairman Comer raises concerns that Dana Remus’ initial outreach to Kathy Chung coincides with important dates in the federal government’s investigation of former President Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago.

Read the letter to Dana Remus here.

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