As more classified documents are found in President Joe Biden’s Delaware home, House investigators increasingly find straight answers difficult to get from the administration. Now their attention is turning towards the Secret Service to determine who had access to the troves of records.
Friday’s FBI search of the Biden residence turned up even more classified materials, and this caught the attention of House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY).
The Republican said Sunday that the scandal over mishandled classified documents is now beyond the simple worry that the president is incompetent. The materials were haphazardly kept in the home frequented by Hunter Biden as he sought financial deals with China.
Letters will be sent this week to the Secret Service, Comer confirmed, seeking records kept on who visited either location and was potentially exposed to the classified documents. He expressed hopes that the agency will work with investigators.
Among items to be requested are correspondence, emails, and any other evidence to assist the probe in determining who had access to the sensitive materials.
Addressing Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, Comer declared “this has all the pattern of an influence-peddling scheme, and it also has the makings of a potential coverup.”
Even Democrats are unhappy with President Joe Biden and his handling of classified documents https://t.co/8Bf4HHkSXr
— Bloomberg (@business) January 23, 2023
He further noted that there are multiple connections with the Chinese Communist Party directly to “Hunter Biden, Hunter Biden’s Uncle Jim, and Joe Biden.”
For its part, the White House has steadfastly refused to provide further details on the classified documents. Administration officials instead cite the ongoing investigation as reason to be tight-lipped about the continual discoveries at the presidential home and the Penn Biden Center.
NBC News confirmed that White House lawyers requested the Friday search, which the FBI described as “consensual.” Agents spent 13 hours at the Wilmington, Delaware, residence combing through papers to uncover the third batch to be discovered at the home.
Including the original finding in November, it marked the fourth trove of improperly kept documents to be unearthed.
Comer called the newest discovery “very concerning” and questioned why documents were taken to “multiple locations all over the East Coast.” He commented on the suspicious nature of the papers appearing in different settings and said the investigation is only just beginning.