Dem Senators Say White House Stonewalling Over Docs

( – Displeasure with the investigation into President Joe Biden’s classified documents is no longer a partisan affair.

While the Department of Justice (DOJ) tried to quell rising irritation from senators on both sides of the aisle, it does not appear to be working. Responding to a joint letter from the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee asking for the contents of the discovered documents, the DOJ said it’s “working” to get the Committee information it wants.

Virginia Democrat Mark Warner chairs the Committee, while Florida Republican Marco Rubio serves as vice-chair.

Warner told  the DOJ that while he appreciates the communication, “doesn’t give me clarity on how and when we’re going to be able to fulfill our obligation.”

Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden also expressed his displeasure with the DOJ’s pace. He told media the response was a “complete non-starter” and said the DOJ was stonewalling the Committee investigation. 

Lawyers working for the White House discovered, in January, papers marked “classified” at both the President’s Biden-Penn Center, a think tank in D.C., and at Biden’s home garage in Wilmington, Delaware.

Shortly after, former Vice President Mike Pence told the DOJ and the National Archives that he discovered classified documents at his home in Indiana. Pence then delivered the documents to the National Archives.

The investigation into President Biden’s handling of classified documents strikes many observers as nakedly partisan in its gentle and slow approach. The current investigation contrasts with a similar probe into former President Donald Trump, who was found to have classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.

Despite Trump’s cooperation with the investigation, the FBI launched a full raid on his home in September 2022. At the time, Trump complained the move was excessive and said agents ransacked his home, even going through the clothes closets of his wife, Melania. 

Republican Rubio also shot back at the detail-free letter from the DOJ, calling it “ridiculous.”

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