On Tuesday, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), the head of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence, asked information from President Joe Biden’s Justice Department regarding the cache of secret documents at UPenn that apparently pertain to Ukraine and Iran and are dated between 2013 and 2016.
Warner claimed he sought an update on Biden’s improper handling of sensitive information pertaining to congressional oversight authority. The media’s decision to downplay the national breach of security runs counter to the briefing that has been sought.
As part of his constitutional oversight duties,” he said in a statement to reporters, “We expect to be told what happened both at Mar-a-Lago and at the Biden office. Our classification system exists in order to safeguard our most sensitive national security secrets,” he continued.
“According to what is currently known, the latter involves discovering documents that have been marked and turning them over, which is undoubtedly different from a protracted effort to hold onto data that the government is actively seeking,” the man added. “But once more, that’s the reason we must receive a briefing.”
According to CNN, Biden mishandled classified information at the University of Pennsylvania’s “think tank” on Tuesday, including information about Iran, Ukraine, and the UK. Particularly, the Ukrainian cache raises questions about national security. The Biden family has engaged in a lot of business in Ukraine.
Hunter Biden received $83,000 per month in 2017 to serve on the board of the Ukrainian energy business Burisma. When Joe Biden, then the vice president, left the White House after six visits to Ukraine in seven years, Hunter’s pay was reduced in half.
Critics have other worries about the hidden records in addition to those related to the Biden family company. A University of Pennsylvania “think tank” has apparently received unidentified Chinese donations totaling about $54 million. Critics worry that the Chinese Communist Party may have given money to obtain Biden’s cache of confidential information.
Taking pains to refer to Biden’s case as “lower scale,” the establishment media has defended Biden’s stash as distinct from former President Donald Trump’s incident of reportedly retaining confidential materials at Mar-a-Lago.
While the FBI raided Mar-a-Largo in connection with Trump’s incident, and a special counsel inquiry was launched, no similar actions have been taken by Biden’s Justice Department in connection with his improper handling of secret documents.
Republicans have noted that, in contrast to Trump, Biden did not have the power to declassify papers before leaving office.
“This is a pretty dire circumstance. Documents cannot be declassified by vice presidents.” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) told C-Span, “We need to have a real investigation into this because Joe Biden had access to sensitive documents while he was vice president.”
“The manner President Trump has been treated, as well as who is permitted to classify and declassify records, demonstrate that there is a true two-tier judicial system originating from the Justice Department. Presidents can do that,” she remarked.