(TheRedWire.com) – On Tuesday the National Archives informed House Republicans that before they were able to provide any information regarding the classified documents found in President Biden’s possession they would need to have a consultation with the Department of Justice (DOJ). The documents date back to the Obama administration, during which President Biden was acting as vice president.
Acting Archivist Debra Steidel Wall wrote a letter to House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) in which she informed him that before they provided any information they would need to ensure that the DOJ’s criminal investigation would not be affected by the release of the information.
Comer’s committee is set on investigating Biden and his family’s business dealings. Currently, the probe has expanded from including the case of Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, to also including the case of the classified documents found in Biden’s old private office and Delaware home.
As part of the probe, Comer requested that the Archives provide him with access to all documents and communications between the Archives, the White House, the DOJ, and Biden’s legal team that relate to the discovery of the classified documents in Biden’s private office in the Penn Biden Center. Comer’s letter was originally sent out before the revelation that additional documents had been found in Biden’s Delaware home.
In response, Wall wrote in the letter that they want to provide as much information as possible, but that the DOJ has advised them to first consult with the Office of Special Counsel to determine which information could be shared without the DOJ’s investigation being compromised.
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