Congressmen provided their opinions on the ongoing investigation into the classified documents discovered from President Biden’s time as vice president on Sunday.
Leading the news: Following the discovery of documents with classified markings, Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), chair of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, referred to Biden’s Delaware home as a “crime scene.”
Comer stated on CNN’s State of the Union, “My issue is that the special counsel was asked for, but hours after that we still had the president’s personal attorneys, who do not have security clearance, were digging around the president’s residence looking for stuff.”
After a special counsel is appointed, “it would effectively be a crime scene,” he continued.
“The National Archives may expect a lot of queries from us. We have many inquiries for the Department of Justice, and hopefully we will receive responses shortly, Comer continued.
The House “will have a role in reviewing what’s transpiring” in the Biden inquiry, according to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who also made this statement on Sunday.
How many agents do they apply to that and to President Trump simultaneously when they apply a special counsel? McCarthy stated during Sunday Morning Futures on Fox News.
I’m sick of the Justice Department, and this is just hypocrisy.
The former head of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), declared on Sunday that he had requested an evaluation of the records discovered at Biden’s home and private office.
Schiff stated on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, “We have asked for a review in the intelligence community of the Mar-a-Lago documents.”
“I believe we should conduct a similar analysis of the records seized from President Biden’s residence and the think tank. What these records were would be interesting to me “added Schiff.
“I’d like to know the [intelligence community’s] assessment, whether there was a risk of exposure, how much harm would result, and whether any mitigation is required.”
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) dismissed analogies between the investigation into the handling of sensitive data by the former president Trump and the investigation against Vice President Biden, saying: “That’s apples and oranges.”
Raskin stated on CNN’s State of the Union, “I’m hopeful that we would preserve a sense of symmetry about our analysis of these cases and a sense of proportion about the underlying charges.
The inquiry into Trump and Biden’s improper handling of documents, according to Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas), should be handled “similarly.”
Gonzales stated on Fox News Sunday, “You know, I think Biden has displayed his stupidity for the world to see.”
It’s embarrassing, according to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), “that you would find a tiny number of documents certainly not on purpose,” she said on NBC News’ Meet the Press on Sunday.
She added that she is “particularly concerned about” the GOP focus on opening investigations, saying, “From my perspective, it’s one of those times that certainly they wish hadn’t happened.”