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 January 22, 2023

Speaker McCarthy highlights key detail in Biden classified docs scandal

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has just raised an important question about the ongoing classified documents scandal involving President Joe Biden. 

McCarthy did so on Friday during an appearance on the Fox News Channel's Jesse Watters Primetime. 

The backstory to McCarthy's interview is that, just before the 2022 midterm elections, members of Biden's legal team apparently discovered that classified documents were improperly being kept in Biden's possession at the Biden Penn Center in Washington D.C.

Subsequently, in December, more classified documents were found in Biden's possession at his residence in Wilmington, Delaware - and even more documents were to be found in the residence thereafter.

The key question that McCarthy raised during his Fox News Channel interview on Friday is "who told the attorneys to look" for the classified documents?

"Somebody else knew the documents were there all along, otherwise, why would the attorneys even look?" McCarthy said.

It is a fair question, and it is a question that has not been adequately answered by the Biden administration - although there has been much speculation about the answer.

McCarthy went on to argue that this is "a pattern" that we have seen from Biden throughout the first two years of his administration.

McCarthy also condemned the two-tier justice system, which is treating Biden differently from the way it has treated former President Donald Trump - as evidenced by the FBI raid, in August, of Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.

McCarthy's interview took place before the weekend when it was revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), on Friday, had conducted a consensual search of Biden's Wilmington, Delaware, residence.

Bob Bauer, Biden's personal attorney, provided some details about the search, in which the DOJ - unlike the Trump raid - allowed members of Biden's legal team and the White House Counsel’s Officer to be present.

Bauer revealed:

[The] DOJ took possession of materials it deemed within the scope of its inquiry, including six items consisting of documents with classification markings and surrounding materials, some of which were from the President’s service in the Senate and some of which were from his tenure as Vice President.

This comes after the DOJ launched a special counsel investigation into the Biden classified documents scandal. House Republicans, with their new majority, are conducting an investigation of their own into the matter. The Republicans, led by McCarthy, have vowed to get to the bottom of the situation.

As time goes on, the scandal appears to just keep growing larger and larger.

Written By:
Robert Ayers

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