Payam Javan: The Justice Department’s probe into President Biden’s “mishandling” of sensitive documents will be the subject of Jim Jordan’s first investigation as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
After a second stash of secret documents was discovered inside the garage of Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, home on Thursday, the Justice Department elevated the case to a special counsel inquiry from a straightforward review. The Penn Biden Center think tank’s offices in Washington, D.C., where where the initial documents were discovered. The White House acknowledged that the first batch of documents at the Penn Biden Center were found days before the 2022 midterm elections, but that they were not made public until January. Jordan is questioning this purported information concealment by the DOJ.
The congressmen used the FBI’s historic search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence last summer, during which time they took sensitive documents, as an illustration of how the DOJ has handled cases in the past in a different way than it did with Biden. At the time, Biden criticized Trump for keeping sensitive materials and called him irresponsible.