Following news that documents with classified markings were found in an office space President Joe Biden used between 2017 and 2019, Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) said the Biden administration has enjoyed friendly relations with the media, government bureaucracies, and the U.S. intelligence community, and that instances of potential wrongdoing by Biden and his administration have been “swept under the rug.”
On Monday evening, special counsel to the president Richard Sauber revealed that documents with classified markings were discovered on Nov. 2, just days before the 2022 midterm election. Sauber said White House lawyers alerted the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) immediately after their discovery, and NARA took possession of those documents the following morning. Sauber first publicly revealed the discovery of these classified documents at the Penn Biden Center on Jan. 9, more than two months after they were turned over to NARA.
“Enter Jim Jordan, enter James Comer, my colleagues who are going to be very involved with looking into things like that through the judiciary committee and through the Oversight Committee,” Fulcher said in a Tuesday interview with NTD News.
“These are things that have been, let’s face it, swept under the rug, okay?” Fulcher added. “There’s been a very friendly media, very friendly bureaucracies, the intelligence community has been very friendly to the existing administration. And so we don’t know what the details of these things are.”
Fulcher put questions about the documents found in Biden’s old office space alongside questions about the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol and plans Republicans have previously announced to investigate Biden and his family members.
Fulcher said the House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol breach was “very one-sided” but “now, for the first time, we will get another look at these situations.”
“What are in these documents? Was it appropriate? Was it not?” Fulcher asked. “Was there personal gain that came out of some of these things—Hunter Biden, the laptop, all of that? It’s been pushed aside.”