The new chair of the House Oversight Committee has accused the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) of stonewalling the GOP-led probe into President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents.
In what is fast becoming a crisis of credibility for Biden, the White House said Saturday that another five pages of classified documents were found on Thursday at Biden’s Delaware home, which is in addition to sensitive materials found in December in the president’s garage and in November at his former offices at the Penn Biden Center in Washington.
Biden said he was “surprised” by the discovery of the documents and both he and his allies have insisted they’ve cooperated with NARA and the Justice Department over the materials, while Republicans have launched a probe into the matter.
Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, said in a post on Twitter late Sunday that the National Archives has yet to provide a “simple briefing” to the committee on its handling of classified documents after Comer sent a letter to the agency nearly a week ago requesting information and documents.
“The Archives isn’t being transparent with the American people,” Comer wrote in the post.
“So many questions remain unanswered,” he continued. “I will use the power of the gavel to get answers.”