Kevin McCarthy Questions Key Detail In Biden’s Classified Document Scandal
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 12: Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., conducts a news conference in the U.S. Capitols Statuary Hall on Thursday, January 12, 2023.
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy questioned a key detail in President Joe Biden’s classified document scandal during an interview Friday.

Classified documents connected with Biden’s time as vice president were first found by his personal lawyers in his private office at the Penn Biden Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C., on November 2, while the lawyers were moving Biden out of the office.

During an appearance on Fox News, McCarthy asked why Biden was having his lawyers move him out of the office and not movers.

“Yes, we are, and you’re missing one question: They say the attorneys found these documents,” he said. “Who told the attorneys to look there?”

“Somebody else knew the documents were there all along. Otherwise, why would the attorneys even look?” McCarthy asked. “Whoever hires lawyers to be movers?”

Since Biden’s lawyers found the classified material in his private office, Biden’s attorneys have located more classified documents at Biden’s home in Wilmington on three separate occasions: an unspecified number found in the garage on December 20, one document found in Biden’s study on January 11, and five more found in the study on January 12.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur — who served during the Trump administration — to serve as special counsel in the investigation after the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch, who was assigned to do an initial review of the case, recommended to Garland that a special counsel be appointed.

The Department of Justice reportedly declined to assign FBI agents to monitor the search of Biden’s home under a mutual agreement reached with Biden’s personal attorneys. Department officials reportedly believed that FBI supervision would overly complicate the federal investigation into classified documents related to Biden and that the supervision was unnecessary with Biden’s cooperation.

Biden responded to the scandal on Thursday by saying that he has “no regrets” over his actions and that getting questions about the investigation “quite frankly bugs” him.

“We’re fully cooperating, looking forward to getting this resolved quickly,” Biden claimed. “I think you’re gonna find there’s nothing there. I have no regrets. I’m following what the lawyers have told me they want me to do — that’s exactly what we’re doing. There’s no there, there.”

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