Several bombshells have landed on the Biden administration since January 31, 2023.
First, we learned that the FBI did search Biden’s think tank at Penn University in November. Then we learned that the FBI conducted a search of Biden’s Rehobeth residence on February 1, 2023.
Now Republicans in the House may have discovered a cover-up. According to reported testimony, the National Archives was stopped from issuing a press statement about the discovery of classified documents in Biden’s possession but was allowed to go after former President Trump.
According to the Chair of the House Oversight Committee, James Comer (R-KY), NARA general counsel Garty STern testified that the division was prohibited from releasing the press statement about Biden but, couldn’t remember who ordered them to stop.
“Well, 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 during an appearance with Sean Hannity.
“But we went ahead, and 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.
“And I’ll give you an example, Sean. 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. But there’s nothing on the website about Joe Biden. There wasn’t any press release or anything on the website about Joe Biden.
Partial transcript from Comer’s appearance with Sean Hannity:
“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?
“And the counsel said that he did do press releases, but he was ordered and told they couldn’t be published.
“So — we did ask who gave him the orders and he said, I can’t tell you that. But there are only two people that could have given him those orders, and that’s either the Department of Justice with 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.”