House Republicans are signaling that classified documents related to the Biden impeachment inquiry are of interest to them. This comes after the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) recovered classified documents from President Biden’s private office when he served as vice president.
Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was the first to focus on the ongoing criminal investigation into the Biden documents matter during the first impeachment hearing held by the House Oversight Committee on Thursday.
The congressman brought into testimony the impeachment inquiry scope memo released by House Republicans late Wednesday evening. He said it “indicates” the clarified materials are “relevant.” In the 30-page document, there is a footnote linked to a section exploring the question of whether Biden abused his power to impede the criminal investigation into his son Hunter.
“For example, the Oversight Committee has requested information regarding the classified materials discovered in the President’s home — where his son has resided during the time period relevant to this investigation — and personal office, but the White House has provided no information to the Committee regarding the contents of or its full approach towards those documents,” the footnote said.
“The refusal to cooperate is despite growing evidence accumulated by the Oversight Committee that the White House has not been forthcoming regarding the classified materials discovered in 2022 and that such actions represent potentially a serious violation of federal law for which a former president has faced federal indictment,” the footnote added.
“If there are in those documents, documents that relate to — for example — the prosecutor in Ukraine, or Burisma itself, or other aspects of Ukraine, or any parties or individuals obviously that were making payments to Hunter Biden, that would be relevant, wouldn’t it?” Turner asked one of the hearing’s witnesses.
“It would be relevant,” said the witness, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley. “One of the things I address in my testimony is I say the most concerning line for me in this inquiry is pre-office conduct.”
Democrat Schiff says national security may have been jeopardized by Biden’s mishandling of classified docs https://t.co/1ojXvg6eUQ #FoxNews any impeachment needs to be for the Biden family corruption, not hiding records. @GOP @HouseGOP @FoxNews
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