Joe Biden probably thought that the controversy surrounding his classified document scandal had passed – but he would be wrong. It has just been revealed that 9 more boxes of documents previously undisclosed have now surfaced. Keep watching as we uncover more details about these mysterious documents and why we’re just now learning about them.
Congress was informed that the National Archives had obtained nine boxes of materials from the Boston office of a personal attorney for President Biden.
There are new details revealed in a letter sent to Republican senators this week about the investigation into Biden’s handling of government documents, in particular about Patrick Moore, an attorney who found classified materials while packing up the president’s former think tank office early in November.
Acting Archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall wrote in the letter, “When NARA [National Archives and Records Administration] contacted President Biden’s personal counsel on November 3, 2022, to arrange to pick up boxes from the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., they informed NARA that Mr. Moore had moved other boxes from the Penn Biden Center to Mr. Moore’s law firm in Boston.”
As Wall revealed, Biden’s counsel began reviewing materials in the Penn Biden Center in October 2022, earlier than previously known, and had moved some boxes to Boston shortly afterward.
The boxes from Mr. Moore’s Boston office were recovered on November 9th.
During a clearance of Biden’s office at the Penn Biden Center, Biden’s legal team found about 10 records marked classified, according to his legal team. It wasn’t until CBS News broke the story of an inquiry by U.S. attorney John Lausch that the public became aware of the investigation. The National Archives was immediately contacted by Biden’s team after the revelation.
In response to Lausch’s initial review, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur as special counsel to investigate whether “any person or entity violated the law.”
Investigators have searched Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, his beach house in Rehoboth, Delaware, and the Penn Biden Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C., for documents, which have turned up more material of interest. Throughout the process, Biden’s lawyers and the White House have insisted they are cooperating with the National Archives and Justice Department.
The finding of nine additional boxes containing classified materials in Biden’s office is continuing to raise deep transparency issues, as the situation grows more serious with every new box of secrets discovered. The issue of national security is at stake, and American citizens have the right to know why the President was in possession of these sensitive documents in the first place, as well as why the public wasn’t notified of the situation as it happened as opposed to months later.
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