It was just reported by the National Archives that their staff seized nine boxes of materials from the Boston office of a personal attorney to President Joe Biden.
There was also a letter sent to several GOP senators this week that reveals new details about the inquiry into the Biden handled government documents.
“When NARA [National Archives and Records Administration] contacted President Biden’s personal counsel on November 3, 2022, to arrange to pick up boxes from the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., they informed NARA that Mr. Moore had moved other boxes from the Penn Biden Center to Mr. Moore’s law firm in Boston,” Acting Archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall wrote in the letter dated Tuesday.
Wall also revealed that the National Archives was informed Biden’s counsel began their review of the materials in the Penn Biden Center in October 2022. This was earlier than what was previously known, and it was clear they had moved some of the boxes to Boston.
Wall wrote, “NARA staff retrieved nine boxes from Mr. Moore’s Boston office” at the request of the Justice Department on November 9 and these boxes were secured in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Wall wrote. It is not clear whether there are any classified materials in these boxes, as Wall noted that her agency “has not reviewed the contents of the boxes found at Mr. Moore’s Boston office.”
This controversy dates back to early November, when Biden’s attorneys found about 10 records marked classified while clearing out Biden’s office at the Penn Biden Center.
Sen. Mark Warner, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, warned U.S. intelligence community leaders this week about the lack of transparency to Congress about the documents. He indicated that this might jeopardize the Biden administration’s efforts to renew a surveillance law this year. “This trust relationship has to go two ways,” he said.