The House Oversight Committee has released a statement clarifying recent findings concerning President Biden’s handling of classified documents.
According to the assertion made by the Republican-led Oversight Committee, there is evidence indicating that the improper handling of these records began as early as 2021 and involved at least five White House employees.
Contrary to claims made by President Biden’s legal team, who cited November 2, 2022 as the date these classified materials were discovered at the Penn Biden Center.
The Committee has provided additional evidence indicating that President Biden, his legal team, and White House officials concealed lengthy dialogues, strategic planning, and collaborative efforts for several months.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
We have discovered new information about the number of White House employees involved in President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.
President Biden’s attorney stated that the discovery of classified documents at Penn Biden Center occurred on November… pic.twitter.com/rLN1VJyRKC
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) October 11, 2023
Several White House officials, a former member of the Vice President’s staff, employees of the Penn Biden Center, and President Biden’s own legal counsel were among the parties involved in the dispute.
The focus of the participants’ collaborative efforts was the retrieval of crates that were believed to contain only personal documents and provisions.
This has raised questions about the rationale for undertaking such a large-scale effort for documents that appear to be of little importance.
As evidenced by the accompanied letter to Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, the statement issued by the Committee expresses concern regarding the undisclosed nuclear negotiations between the Biden Administration and Iran.
Significantly, the Committee is presently investigating the administration’s alleged concealment of these specific data from Congress, as well as any violations of oversight-related legislative requirements.
The significance of these discoveries is heightened when contemplating recent attacks on Israel by Hamas, purportedly with direct participation from Iran, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.
Former diplomat and Special Envoy for Iran (SEI) Robert Malley is currently the subject of an investigation into the alleged misappropriation of classified information. Malley, who has a documented history of involvement with hostile organizations such as Hamas, has reportedly been suspended from his current position due to an ongoing investigation.
Additionally, the letter emphasizes Ariane Tabatabai’s ties to the Iranian government. Tabatabai, a former member of Mr. Malley’s Iran negotiating team, allegedly maintained extensive communication with Iranian authorities over an extended period of time, according to reports. This has raised significant concerns regarding security and ethics.
In order to advance their ongoing investigation into these issues, the Oversight Committee has formally requested a collection of documents and a briefing by staff.
The investigation into the Biden family’s purported illicit activities has begun. Recently, a significant number of confidential documents were made public, revealing a vast accumulation of electronic correspondence between former Vice President Joe Biden and various businesses associated with his son Hunter Biden. According to National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) findings, it was determined that:
There were a total of 19,335 electronic mail exchanges between the parties involved, namely Rosemont Seneca.
There were a total of 4,243 exchanges of electronic mail involving Hunter Biden.
There were a total of 1,751 exchanges of electronic communication between the user and Jim Biden.
A total of 3,738 electronic mail correspondences were conducted within the context of the Lion Hall Group, which contains Jim as a member.
AF Legal submitted a court-approved Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which resulted in the disclosure of the email data.
Our FOIA lawsuit against the National Archives has now revealed that then-Vice President Biden's Office had:
🚨19,335 emails with Rosemont Seneca
🚨4,243 emails with Hunter Biden
🚨1,751 emails with Jim Biden
🚨3,738 emails with Jim’s Lion Hall Group pic.twitter.com/yFTfvvLqdC
— America First Legal (@America1stLegal) October 10, 2023
The Republican Party’s Oversight Committee utilized social media platform X to provide their perspective on the matter, emphasizing Joe Biden’s previous assertion of a “absolute wall” between his public office and his family’s business ventures. The Committee stated, “That doesn’t match his track record. New info from the National Archives shows that Biden’s VP Office emailed with his son Hunter, his brother Jim, and both of their ‘businesses’ OVER 29,000 TIMES.”
Presidential Candidate Joe Biden promised there would be an “absolute wall” between his work as an elected official and his family’s “business.”
That doesn’t match his track record. New info from the National Archives shows that Biden’s VP Office emailed with his son Hunter, his… https://t.co/YTxnR3jPZP
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) October 10, 2023
Biden exhibited discretion while participating in an interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur on Sunday and Monday. The interviews, according to Ian Sams, a spokesman for the White House Counsel’s Office, provide additional evidence of Biden’s cooperation with the investigation since its inception.
In stark contrast to the investigations into former Vice President Mike Pence and former President Donald Trump, the FBI investigation into Biden’s handling of sensitive information has moved at a glacial tempo.
Last month during a speech, someone shouted a question to Biden, “President Joe Biden, any reaction on Hunter Biden’s indictment?”
Biden did not respond but continued to smile as he interacted with the audience members.
More media reports show that Biden appeared to joke about the news during his speech by saying, “there’s a lot more I know we could talk about.”