Looks like Former President Donald Trump isn’t the only one under investigation for keeping classified documents after leaving office. President Joe Biden has now found himself in a bit of hot water for failing to return classified documents himself after leaving office.
Biden blowhards have been quick to defend then-Vice President for stashing classified documents in the Washington office space of his former institute, Penn Biden Center after he left the vice presidency in 2017 until shortly before he launched his 2020 presidential campaign in 2019.
Donald Trump, however, isn’t having any of it and was quick to make the comparison on social media Monday. “Wow! The Biden Think Tank is funded by CHINA!!!,” Trump posted to Truth Social. “Also, a V.P. cannot Declassify documents, which are covered by the Federal Records Act, which is Criminal and MUCH TOUGHER than the Presidential Records Act, which is NOT Criminal. A President, me, can Declassify. How much more information has China been given?”
A number of other Republicans also called for more information about the Biden documents. “Under the Biden Administration, the Department of Justice and National Archives have made compliance with the Presidential Records Act a top priority,” Rep. James Comer, (R-KY,) the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said in a Monday statement. “We expect the same treatment for President Biden, who has apparently inappropriately maintained classified documents in an insecure setting for several years.”
According to Fox News, Attorney General Merrick Garland has tapped a Trump-appointed U.S. attorney to investigate the discovery of classified documents at a pro-Biden think tank Monday.
John Lausch, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, was appointed by former President Donald Trump in November 2017. Lausch will investigate the discovery of a batch of documents found at the offices of the Penn Biden Center, some of which were marked classified, a source with knowledge of the matter told Fox News Digital.
Lawyers for Biden said they immediately notified the National Archives about the documents, dated from Biden’s time as vice president, once they were discovered. The group returned the documents to the Archives in November.