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National Archives Says It Was ‘Ordered’ to Keep Biden’s Classified Documents Hidden from Public

As House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) gets to work investigating the Biden administration for its many crises and mishandling of various issues, he’s also trying to get to the bottom of President Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents — but he keeps running into the same non-transparent Biden administration that has frustrated Americans with its lack of candor and apparent attempts to paper over the scandal.

This week, Comer was set to hold a transcribed interview with the general counsel of the National Archives to get more information on Biden’s mishandling of sensitive materials, the timeline for revelations of their existence, and other information to be able to understand what actually happened amid stonewalling attempts from the White House.

But just as the rest of the Biden administration has avoided being truthful with the American people — until revealing leaks to mainstream media outlets provide new details — Comer found that what seems like a cover-up by the Biden administration meant even he was unable to get the information he sought. In an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Wednesday night, Comer explained what happened.

“Right before the National Archives came in, they handed us a letter from the Department of Justice informing them and us that the general counsel for the National Archives wasn’t allowed to say anything about the Biden documents,” Comer said. “But we had about a three-plus hour transcribed interview with the general counsel and what we learned was there is a double-standard here with how Donald Trump was treated versus Joe Biden.”

That double-standard has become apparent to most Americans already. A column last week — It’s Time for the National Archives to Answer Some Questions — was even dedicated to the topic before Comer had called upon the National Archives to sit for a transcribed interview, highlighting the need to understand why the Archives handled Biden’s possession of classified documents in a completely different manner than it handled Trump’s documents at Mar-a-Lago.

“If you go on the National Archives website, there’s pages and pages of press releases and information about the FBI’s raid into Mar-a-Lago and Donald Trump’s possession of classified documents,” Comer reminded Hannity, “but there’s nothing on the website about Joe Biden. There wasn’t any press release or anything on the website about Joe Biden,” the Oversight chairman noted of the disparate treatment of the two leaders.

“So we asked the general counsel, ‘Why were there no press releases sent on Joe Biden once it was determined that he had classified documents in his possession?’ Comer explained. “The counsel said that he did do press releases, but he was ordered and told they couldn’t be published.” Well, how about that. Sounds even more cover-up-y than before.

“We did ask who gave him the order,” Comer continued. “He said, ‘I can’t tell you that.'” How convenient.

As Comer noted, “there are only two people that could have given him those orders — and that’s either the Department of Justice with [Attorney General] Merrick Garland or the White House with Joe Biden.”

“So it shows right there that this Department of Justice and this White House is interfering with this, and treating Donald Trump very differently than they’re treating Joe Biden,” Comer reiterated.

But the apparent Biden administration cover-up, or at least attempt to control the release of information as much as possible — efforts that it should be noted worked for months from before the 2022 midterm elections until someone starting leaking details of the scandal to mainstream outlets — didn’t just come up in Comer’s interview with the Archives’ general counsel.

“We requested the same type of information on Joe Biden that my predecessor, Democrat Chairwoman Maloney, requested on Donald Trump,” Comer explained of a letter he previously sent. “National Archives gave them every bit of information she requested on Donald Trump, but they never gave me any information,” he added of another example of stonewalling from the Biden administration evidently seeking to keep the truth hidden.

“Once again, the reasoning was the general counsel said he printed all the information, he answered all our questions, but he wasn’t allowed to turn it over to us,” Comer added. “The only people that could prohibit him from answering our request was either the Department of Justice or the White House.”

READ 35 COMMENTS
  • Steve says:

    WHO “ordered” the cover up??
    The Archives took this order from who??
    Why did the Archives follow the hide the story, yet they seemly gleefully reported all manner of BS about the Trump documents.
    WE have CORRUPTION is HIGH PLACES.

  • MBeached says:

    Simple! Get them in front of a camera. When they tell you the lies impeach them.

    What ever happened to the “…let the investigations begin?” You Republicans are sitting on your asses again and all you do is brag how bad the Democrats will be in 2024. NOTHING HAS CHANGED. Now, Kevin McCathy is leading you around like a bunch of sheep. Andy Biggs would have been a much better story by now. He would have had the Democrats in full defense mode.

    MTG is embarrassing. I thought at least she would deliver on the commitments and promises. Now all she is doing is positioning herself to be the VP pick under Trump. Ted Cruz is making speeches and profiling for the cameras. Jim Jordan has gone quiet. Everyone hates Matt Gaetz. You see where this is going. It’s back to the same-o same-o crap. “Wait for election day. We’ll show them!” We are real suckers for listening to their Happy Talk.

    The Republicans had 2 years, TWO YEARS, to prepare for the take-back of Congress. Not only did they totally fail in the mid-term election; they rewarded their failure in Kevin McCarthy and Rhona McDaniel. ICING ON THE CAKE. So what were the Republicans doing? McDaniel was embezzling millions of our campaign money in posh resorts, jewelry and fancy clothing. “Queen” McDaniel will pay for that one day. Hey, Margie, there’s an investigation for you! Bring down McDaniel before it’s too late.

    My donations are going straight to MAGA and Trump! if I find out the Republican Party has their fingers in it, that will end too. I think, instead of donating to politics I’ll go out and by my wife some new clothes and a Lincoln MTK; or a Mercedes. Better investment than campaign donations. At least I can see my assets.

  • Larry Bowling says:

    It is such a pleasure to see the republicans having the House majority and fighting for we the people to get information that we should have had years ago. I am proud of the fighters we have now. McCarthy, Jordan, Comer and others are showing that they actually work for us!!!
    WAKE UP AMERICA AND SEE THE DAYLIGHT THAT IS FINALLY SHOWING UP IN CONGRESS!!!

  • Curtis Richards says:

    Tampering With Evidence? With Holding Evidence? Hiding It Is The Same As Destroying Evidence.

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