Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio dismissed White House criticism on Monday over how GOP members are investigating the classified documents found in President Biden’s former office and home and accused the Biden White House of a double standard when it comes to oversight.
“Why was President Trump’s home raided but not President Biden’s?” asked Jordan in a statement to Fox News Digital. “Why did the FBI take pictures of President Trump’s so-called classified documents but not President Biden’s? Republican just want fair and equal treatment under the law.”
Last week Jordan notified the Justice Department that he is launching a new investigation into the Justice Department’s probe into the Justice Department’s handling of the “mishandling” by President Biden of classified documents.
James Comer, House Oversight Committee Chairman and Republican from Kentucky, is also investigating the matter. Monday he told Fox News Digital that he will “continue to press” for answers from the Biden administration about who had access to the classified documents.
Monday, Ian Sams, White House spokesperson, told Fox News Digital, that GOP House members have “no credibility” to go after Biden since they were ‘soft’ on former President Trump after the raid and seizure of documents at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Florida estate.
“Their demands should be met with skepticism, and they should face questions about why they are politicizing this issue and admitting they actually do not care about the underlying classified material,” said Sams.
White House under increasing scrutiny
The White House has been under increasing scrutiny from both parties after it was revealed documents labeled classified were found in Biden’s office in the Penn Biden Center think tank in November, which were only revealed publicly last week.
Last week, the second stash of classified documents was located last week inside the president’s garage in Wilmington, Delaware, next to his Corvette, which prompted Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint a special counsel. Later in the week, a third set of classified documents was discovered at Biden’s residence as well.
Monday, the White House counsel’s office issued a statement claiming there are no visitor logs kept at the president’s Delaware home, after GOP House members demanded the release of the information.
“Like every President in decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal,” said the White House Counsel’s Office to Fox News Digital in a statement Monday. “But upon taking office, President Biden restored the norm and tradition of keeping White House visitors logs, including publishing them regularly, after the previous administration ended them.”