House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) requested a range of documents and other materials from the White House after it was revealed that classified documents were found at President Joe Biden’s office and Delaware home, triggering a special counsel investigation.
In a new letter issued to White House counsel Stuart Delery on Friday, Comer noted that his committee recently initiated an investigation into Biden’s possession of classified materials and said that more documents are needed by Jan. 27. That includes “all classified documents” that were recently obtained by Biden’s lawyers “at any location,” according to the letter.
Comer’s letter also sought a complete list of Biden’s aides and lawyers who are tasked to look through Biden’s documents, a list of locations where the documents were found, and communications and documents that were sent between the Department of Justice and White House or the National Archives. The latest House Oversight letter was triggered after a second batch of documents were found by Biden’s aides and lawyers inside rooms of his Delaware residence; classified materials were also found at his Washington office.
“We have [documents] revealing this address appeared on Hunter’s driver’s license as recently as 2018,” House Oversight Republicans wrote, referring to Biden’s son Hunter Biden, “the same time he was cutting deals with foreign adversaries.”
The nexus between the tranche of documents and Hunter Biden is notable, as the GOP has long sought to investigate connections between the president and his son’s controversial business ventures in China and Ukraine. Before Republicans took control of the House, Comer and other Republicans announced they want to make investigating the Bidens’ business dealings a priority.
That also includes how Twitter officials in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election worked to suppress a story that shed light on the younger Biden’s laptop and messages between Hunter and others that made reference to his father as “the big guy” amid dealings with a Chinese conglomerate. Recent files released at the behest of new Twitter owner Elon Musk revealed that a former FBI official who used to work at Twitter, James Baker, suggested in an email to other Twitter managers that a New York Post report about Hunter’s business ties should remain blocked while inaccurately suggesting it was disinformation.
“Now that Democrats no longer have one-party rule in Washington, oversight and accountability are coming,” Comer said in a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, asking her to provide his panel with suspicious activity reports for Hunter Biden, James Biden, and other Biden family members. “The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating President Biden’s involvement in his family’s foreign business practices and international influence peddling schemes,” Comer wrote to Yellen.