While the establishment media was concentrated on the legal drama surrounding the indictment of former President Donald Trump in New York City on Tuesday, a whole other story was unfolding in Washington.
Thanks to Kentucky Republican Representative James Comer, the secret papers issue that the Biden administration assumed would have subsided by now returned for a second act.
And if the revelation of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s indictment revealed that it wasn’t quite as awful for Donald Trump as leftists had hoped, the news for President Joe Biden might be considerably worse than the nation anticipated.
Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, stated in a statement released on Tuesday and in an interview with Fox News’ Jesse Watters that the previously painted picture of classified documents being discovered by the Biden legal team in November (then kept secret until CBS News reported their existence in January) was grossly inaccurate.
The records were in an allegedly closed closet at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, a think tank founded by the University of Pennsylvania in February 2018 in Washington, soon before the university began accepting tens of millions of dollars from Chinese benefactors.
Kathy Chung, Biden’s former executive assistant, testified that the Biden White House had been attempting to recover the records since at least May of last year, six months before the public became aware of their existence, according to Comer.
Comer also informed Watters that the records had been stored in inappropriate locations since Biden’s departure from the vice presidency in January 2017.
Check out the interview below. (Note: Watters’ tweet claims Chung “was caught squirreling classified documents all over DC.” Neither Comer’s statement nor his conversation with Watters indicated it was Chung who had done anything wrong — in fact, his tone toward her suggests the opposite. It’s possible Watters or whoever wrote the tweet knows more than was made public here, but it’s also possible the tweet is just incorrect.)
One of Biden’s assistants, Kathy Chung, was caught squirreling classified documents all over DC. She was even stashing them in Chinatown. You can’t make this up. @RepJamesComer has the details. pic.twitter.com/0h1B1gWrOt
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) April 5, 2023
After thanking Chung for her testimony, Comer stated that the committee had learned from her that “the documents didn’t just start mysteriously moving around in … November 2022, like the White House has alleged.”
“She said this dates back to May of 2022, that the documents were moved from the vice presidency to at least three different locations in a personal vehicle,” he said. “And why they were in three different locations, we don’t know.
“They weren’t stored behind any locks. One of the locations was in Chinatown. The other location was in the Penn Biden Center, which might as well have been Chinatown, by looking at where their money was coming from.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“The White House has never been honest with the American people. Remember, we never would have found out about this in March of 2023 if someone hadn’t leaked it in the press” that the documents had been found.
“So the White House then came back and said, ‘Yeah, that happened in November, December of 2022,’” the congressman said. CONTINUE READING…