The Biden White House is set to insult Republicans who have accused President Biden of handling classified Obama administration documents.
White House Press Secretary Ian Sams said House Republicans were “not credible” in their criticism of Mr. Biden.
In a statement to reporters, which he shared on Twitter, Mr. Sams urged House Republicans to confront questions about the politicization of the case.
“As President Biden has repeatedly stated, he takes classified information seriously, so he immediately directed his team to ensure the documents are sent to the government,” Mr. Sams said in a statement. “President Biden is doing the right thing and fully cooperating with the thorough review, but House Republicans are playing politics in a shamelessly hypocritical attempt to attack President Biden.”
Republicans question the circumstances of the discovery and disclosure of the documents.
Representative James Comer, Republican of Kentucky and chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Sunday that he wondered why classified documents were released after last year’s midterm elections and after outrage spread that former President Donald Trump Trump handled confidential materials.
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“The administration has not been transparent about President Biden’s possession of classified documents,” Mr. Comer said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We just want equal treatment in how former President Trump and current President Biden are treated on the record.”
Last week, Attorney General Merrick Garland tapped Robert Gurr as special counsel to investigate the discovery of classified documents from Mr. Biden.
The White House said on Saturday that Mr. Biden’s aides had found five more pages of classified documents at his Delaware residence.
Federal law prohibits the storage of classified documents outside of secure locations, and Mr. Gurr’s investigation will examine whether anyone or any group violated the law.