James Comer, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is currently investigating the various issues involving the Biden administration. He's also trying to uncover the truth behind the president's mishandling of classified information. Unfortunately, he's still encountering the same issues that have frustrated Americans: the lack of transparency.
This week, Comer was scheduled to interview the National Archives' general counsel to get more information about Biden's mishandling of classified materials. The purpose of the interview was to get a deeper understanding of how this occurred and what the implications were for the country.
Until news outlets reveal details about the Biden administration's actions, the public has not been informed about the truth. According to Comer, he was unable to access the information he was looking for because of what he believed to be a cover-up.
"Before the Archives arrived, the Department of Justice sent a letter to inform the committee that the general counsel of the National Archives was not allowed to discuss the Biden documents. During the interview, which lasted over three hours, Comer learned that the treatment of Biden was different from that of Donald Trump."
Americans have become used to the double standard regarding the handling of classified information. A column published last week focused on the topic before Comer asked the National Archives to provide a transcribed interview. The topic highlighted the need for the agency to explain how it handled Biden's documents in a different manner from what it did with President Trump's materials at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
"On the National Archives' website, there are pages and pages of news about the FBI's investigation into Trump's alleged possession of classified information, as well as details about the raid on his Mar-a-Lago resort. But there is nothing about Biden. According to Comer, the website did not have a single press release about Biden. The Oversight chairman noted that the two leaders were treated differently."
"During the interview, the general counsel of the National Archives told Comer that he was not able to release press releases about Biden due to an order from the agency's leadership. According to the official, he did release press releases, but they were told they could not be published."
"The official said that during the interview, they asked who gave the order to prevent the release of press releases about Biden. He then claimed that he could not tell them who ordered it."
According to Comer, there were only two individuals who could have ordered the general counsel of the National Archives to prevent the release of press releases about Biden. These individuals were the White House and the Department of Justice.
'DOUBLE STANDARD': House Oversight Chair James Comer tells "Hannity" that his meeting with the National Archives revealed that the Biden classified documents were treated "very differently" compared to those found in Trump's possession. pic.twitter.com/S8BylCcjYs
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"The appearance of the White House and the Department of Justice interfering with the investigation into Biden's actions shows that they are not treating him the same as Trump."
The apparent obstruction of justice by the Biden administration, which started months before the 2022 midterms, was not just discussed during the interview with the National Archives' general counsel, but it also went beyond that. It began even before news outlets began reporting about the scandal.
"In response to a letter sent by Comer to the National Archives, the agency gave the committee the same type of information it had given to the previous committee chairman, Democrat Carolyn Maloney, regarding Donald Trump. However, the Biden administration did not provide the same information to him. This is another example of how the former vice president and his team are trying to hide the truth from the American people."
"The general counsel of the National Archives said that he had provided all of the requested documents, but he was not allowed to turn them over to the committee. According to Comer, the only people who could prevent him from answering the committee's questions were the White House and the Justice Department.".
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Town Hall.