Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia said he does not rule out foul play in relation to the discovery of classified documents. Biden is President They could be considered to have been in possession.
“Alleged classified documents showing up allegedly in the possession of Joseph Biden… I’m suspicious of the timing of it,” Johnson spoke with Fox News’ Hillary Vaughn after a second group of documents was discovered in the garage of President Donald Trump in Wilmington, Delaware. “I’m also aware of the fact that things can be planted on people… things can be planted in places and then discovered conveniently. That may be what has occurred here. I’m not ruling that out. But I’m open in terms of the investigation needs to be investigated.”
Johnson speculated that the documents could be planted. But Biden, Fox News’ White House correspondent Peter Doocy, admitted that he knew the documents were in his garage. “So the documents were in a locked garage?” Doocy was asked.
“Yes, as well as my Corvette,” Biden answered.
Within hours of Johnson telling Fox his suspicions about the discovery, Attorney General Merrick Galrland appointed Robert Hur special counsel. Investigate the classified documents.
“It is refreshing to see the Department of Justice restored from its politicization during the Trump years, and I applaud Attorney General Garland for acting swiftly in appointing a special counsel to investigate the Biden document discoveries,” Johnson spoke to Fox News Digital.
“Based on what we know, there is a big difference between the Trump and Biden document cases,” Johnson added that Biden’s possession documents are not comparable to the classified materials found here. Donald Trump was the former President‘s Mar-a-Lago residence. “There remains much we don’t know about the Biden document discoveries, and it’s too early to reach any conclusions. I am confident, however, that the process has begun to ensure that we get to the truth, and that justice will be done.”
Like Johnson, other Democratic representatives are supportive of an investigation — but did not speculate on how the documents got to the unsecured locations.
“It’s irresponsible to not disclose when you have documents,” Fox News interviewed Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) on Thursday. “[Biden] has certainly done that. And he’s been working cooperatively to make sure that everything is disclosed. That is what should happen. And, yes, we certainly need to start understanding why these documents are making their way out of the White House.”
Fox also asked Rep. Adam Schiff, D.Calif., why Biden chose to delay two months before sharing the story with the American people.
Schiff said he sees no evidence of wrongdoing with Biden’s handling of classified information, saying, “Was this inadvertent? It certainly appears that it was. Was there any evidence of obstruction? There certainly appears to be no evidence of that. Was there any evidence of a breach of the security of the documents? I’ve seen no evidence of that, either.”
“I would just say that I think whenever classified documents are in a place they shouldn’t be, it’s a deep concern for those of us on the Intelligence Committee,” California Democrat said.
Schiff, like Johnson, also stated that the current situation is not comparable to last summer when Trump’s Mar-a-Lago house was raided and seized by the FBI. He was alleged to be in possession of classified documents.
“There are, as far as I can see, enormous differences between the situation with President Biden and the former president,” He went on. “Let’s not lose sight of the seriousness and the contrasting factors that we see with the case of the former president.”
According to reports, the White House Counsel’s Office You can also find another set of documents Biden was found in his garage on Thursday, shortly after he initiated a search of Biden’s homes in Rehoboth and Wilmington, Delaware, in response to the initial news this Week of documents containing classified information at the Penn Biden Center, Washington, D.C.
Anders Hagstrom from Fox News contributed to this report.
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