REPORT: Biden Senate records should be searched in classified documents case, watchdogs say

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EXCLUSIVE — The special counsel appointed to investigate President Joe Biden’s possible mishandling of classified documents should authorize a search of his hidden Senate records stored at the University of Delaware, according to watchdogs.

Attorney General Merrick Garland made ex-Trump Justice Department appointee Robert Hur special counsel on Jan. 12 to handle the investigation, which widened in scope on Friday upon DOJ officials finding six more classified records at Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home. Now, three watchdog groups are calling for a search of the University of Delaware, which houses almost 2,000 boxes and over 400 gigabytes of digital records from Biden’s 36-year Senate career.

“With the number of discoveries of new locations containing classified documents seeming to rise every day, it’s possible that classified material could be found in nearly every place Joe Biden slept, worked, or stored his personal belongings,” said Michael Chamberlain, director of Protect the Public’s Trust. “Not only has the White House deflected legitimate questions about this scandal, it has also expended taxpayer resources in a potentially improper manner in a matter involving Mr. Biden long before he became President Biden.”

The University of Delaware records are said to hold committee correspondence, reports, and draft legislation in connection to Biden’s time in the Senate. In 2012, Biden donated the records to the school.

The records have not been made public, even after the university claimed the Senate records would be made “available to the public two years after Biden’s last day in elected public office.”

This is because Delaware changed its position and claimed the records will remain hidden until Biden “retires from public life,” hours before he announced his April 2019 bid for president.

Delaware maintains that under the law, the Senate records do not have to be publicly disclosed. Many speculate that the records could contain documents connected to Tara Reade, who accused Biden of sexual assault while working for his office in 1993.

Pete McGinnis, spokesman for the Functional Government Initiative, said, “One defining feature since the beginning of this classified document scandal is the lack of transparency from the White House, President Biden’s surrogates, and the DOJ. The fact that the FBI search of Biden’s home last week uncovered more documents than originally known make it critical that the Biden Center at the University of Delaware be searched.”

According to the National Legal and Policy Center, while in the Senate, Biden served as chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, meaning he has access to classified records.

On Monday, Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) demanded that the Secret Service hand over a list containing the names of “all individuals” who visited places containing classified records. The Secret Service is willing to provide a list in connection to Biden’s Wilmington home, but the White House stated that no visitor logs exist.

At the Penn Biden Center think tank, classified records from Biden’s vice presidency have also been found, which Biden occasionally used as a personal office between mid-2017 and 2020. The think tank has hosted events with groups that have pushed for closer ties with China’s government in relation to education and green energy policy.

The Penn Biden Center has received millions of dollars from Chinese donors, as well as $14 milion from anonymous sources in Saudi Arabia, China, and Hong Kong. The National Legal and Policy Center has demanded that prosecutors handling the investigation into Hunter Biden see if the Foreign Agents Registration Acts was violated by the Penn Biden Center and its affiliated University of Pennsylvania.

Paul Kamenar, counsel to NLPC, said, “The FBI needs to search the entire 14,000-square-foot Penn Biden Center where classified documents were found by his private attorneys searching only Biden’s private office on November 2nd. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who served as managing director, also had an office there.”

“The FBI also needs to search Biden’s Senate records stored at the University of Delaware,” he continued.

When a reporter inquired about Ted Cruz’s call for a search of President Biden’s Senate records at the University of Delaware for potentially classified information, Karine Jean-Pierre replied, “No comment.” WATCH:

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