Webster and Colleagues Demand AG Garland Investigate Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents
January 12, 2023
Webster and Colleagues Demand AG Garland Investigate Joe Biden’s Mishandling of Classified Documents
Washington, D.C. — Earlier today, Florida Congressman Daniel Webster, R-Clermont, along with Rep. Mark Alford (R-MO) and over 40 Republican colleagues are demanding Attorney General Merrick Garland and the U.S. Department of Justice investigate Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents during his time as Vice President.
“We write with extreme concern of recent reports that President Biden directly mishandled classified documents as Vice President of the United States and request your office fully investigate this matter by appointing a special counsel with the utmost urgency,” the members wrote. “Classified documents were discovered at the Penn Biden Center on November 2, 2022, only six days prior to the midterm elections, which decided the balance of power for the 118th Congress.”
“The fact that President Trump is being criminally investigated for mishandling classified documents, while President Biden is not receiving the same level of scrutiny for his mishandling of classified documents, leads us to believe that the Justice Department’s investigation of President Trump is nothing more than a partisan and politically motivated attack on president trump,” the members continued.
The letter requests that Garland provide the following answers to the American people:
- Did the White House request to withhold this information prior to the midterm elections?
- Why did the Biden Administration and your Department of Justice fail to disclose this information publicly?
- Why was a special counsel not appointed and will you appoint a special counsel to investigate President Biden?
- Was Congress ever notified? If yes, when were they notified?
Read the full letter here.