Back in January, there was a rare display of bipartisan agreement across the aisle between Democrats and Republicans.
Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner (D-VA), and the ranking member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), agreed that the Biden administration should comply with the requests for information bout the classified documents found at the homes/offices of Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
This seemed to be the universal opinion of the Committee that the White House needed to comply with because of their oversight responsibility. There was also the potential danger to national security that the documents could pose.
Well, that was in January, and now Mark Warner is losing patience with his president and the administration. He made this clear on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Warner was asked about the issue by anchor Margaret Brennan.
“You’ve been very frustrated that the administration wasn’t sharing more information,” she said. “You’ve been briefed. Any more clarity on this? Any further information?”
Warner replied that Biden’s administration is withholding information from Congress, and it “does not pass the smell test.”
He said they needed more information on the documents and he blasted the White House for not providing them.
“And more importantly, we need to make sure that what the intel community has done to mitigate the harm. And we’re still in conversations with the Justice Department. But the administration’s position does not, does not pass the smell test. We’ve got a job not to go into the legal ramifications, but to make sure that the intelligence community has done what’s right,” Warner said.
The Democratic senator then threatened to hit the Biden Team where they lived, “right in the pocketbook” and withhold money from the FBI and CIA. Warner said that the Biden team would not get away with buffaloing them on the documents.
Democrat Senator Mark Warner says the Biden administration is withholding information from Congress on Biden's classified documents scandal:
"The administration's position does not pass the smell test" pic.twitter.com/2v6xpwYmUp
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