Nine boxes of records were stolen from the office of President Joseph Biden’s attorney in Boston, but the National Archives, which announced the discovery, stated that it had no clue what is in these boxes.
Biden is already under criticism for holding secret information in his office at the University of Pennsylvania-affiliated Penn Biden Center. Moreover, documents were located at his house in Wilmington, Delaware. Fox News reports that Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed Robert Hur as a special counsel to probe the handling of Biden’s confidential information.
In a letter to Republican Senators. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Debra Steidel Wall, acting archivist of the United States, reported the presence of nine boxes of records.
Nine boxes of Biden documents were taken from Boston office https://t.co/u4lGKYwrdb #FoxNews How long are docs going to be found in this thief's possession?? Where is the FBI with guns blazing at his locations? @JoeBiden
— theresa waters (@theresa47972801) March 9, 2023
In answer to Johnson and Grassley’s inquiry as to whether the boxes included secret papers, the response said that their contents remain unknown four months after they were retrieved.
“NARA has not reviewed the contents of the boxes found at Mr. Moore’s Boston office,” the letter said, using the acronym for the National Archives and Records Administration.
The letter disclosed that the National Archives had been aware of these boxes since November 3, the day after the Penn Biden Center confidential records were discovered and weeks before the American public was informed of the discovery of the Penn Biden Center classified documents.
“NARA 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,” the letter said.
According to the letter, the Department of Justice, which is probing Biden’s handling of secret information, was aware of the boxes in early November.
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— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) March 9, 2023
“[W]hen NARA referred this matter to the Office of Inspector General on November 4, 2022, NARA informed the OIG that some boxes had been moved to Boston,” the letter said.
The letter said that the crates were transported to Boston in October.
The letter also denied senators’ request for information on communications between the National Archives and the Department of Justice in January, when news of the discovery of classified papers broke.
“NARA generally does not release records concerning interagency deliberations regarding responses to Congress,” the letter said.
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Things not looking too good for Joe. We haven't even gotten to the over 1800 boxes held at University of Delaware We may have president Harris by 3/15/23
— Dave Rogoff (@RogoffDave) January 30, 2023
According to the New York Post, Biden has referred to the documents found at the Penn Biden Center and at his Delaware home as “stray papers.”
Former President Donald Trump, who is seeking the GOP candidacy for president in 2024, took a different stance, stating on his Truth Social platform on Thursday that “this information was known prior to the midterm elections, but not reported due to political ramifications.”