Kathy Chung, the former assistant to President Joe Biden, was questioned about her role in packing classified documents found unlawfully kept at three separate locations, Breitbart reported. She was appointed after the president's son Hunter Biden recommended her.
Chung worked for Joe Biden when he was vice president, and her connection to Hunter Biden is clear from emails found on the younger Biden's infamous abandoned laptop. "Thanks for calling and thinking of me," she responded on May 14, 2012, to an email from Hunter Biden.
"After the initial shock of taking in what you said…how could I pass up an opportunity to work for the Vice President of the United State!!!! I do have a few questions," Chung added.
"What is Michelle’s primary job? I think I know what the job would entail, minus the scheduling part, which is a huge part of what I do now," she said, referring to Michele Smith, who previously held the position for the then-vice president.
"But what would be my top 3 – 5 responsibilities be in the office? Do you know the salary? Again, thanks for thinking of me," Chung schmoozed Hunter Biden.
After Chung was hired, she reached out to Hunter Biden on June 13, 2012, with her appreciation. "I cannot thank you enough for thinking about me and walking me thru this," she wrote in an email.
"What an incredible opportunity! Thanks, Hunter!!" she said, solidifying her connection to the shady younger Biden.
Over the next few years, Chung and Hunter Biden would correspond several more times. They worked out details for business meetings for the Biden family, including with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Emails also included meeting information for University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, whom the president chose as his U.S. ambassador to Germany. The institution houses the Penn Biden Center, where the first batch of the classified documents was found.
Despite the scandalous nature of these new discoveries, Joe Biden has yet to be treated as harshly as former President Donald Trump was over a similar transgression. In August, the former president's private home was raided, and documents and other possessions were seized.
However, it turns out that Trump has more of a legitimate claim to lawfully keeping classified documents than Biden. As Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett pointed out, the former president had the right to declassify whatever he wished. He had a right to do with the documents what he wanted, whereas a vice president enjoys no such privilege.
"I think President Biden is more at criminal risk here because Trump had the ability to declassify documents, unfettered authority, he can do it on his own."He doesn't have to tell anybody," Jarrett added.
"Joe Biden, when he was vice president and departed office, obviously took classified documents with him. He doesn't have declassification authority," Jarrett explained.
It's possible, given her position, that Chung packed the materials in question that were found to be stored for Joe Biden. It's likely that there are many more troubling layers of this scandal, and investigators are only scratching the surface.