Saturday, January 28, 2023

Questions Grow Over DOJ’s ‘different treatment’ of Biden and Trump in Classified Docs Probes; Newt Gingrich: DOJ Handling Biden Classified Documents with Double Standard

Questions grow over DOJ’s ‘different treatment’ of Biden and Trump in classified docs probes:
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan blasted the Justice Department Wednesday after it reportedly allowed President Biden’s attorneys to search his Delaware homes for classified documents without FBI supervision — after not affording former President Donald Trump’s team the same opportunity during the raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate last August.
In an interview with Fox News, Jordan (R-Ohio) claimed whistleblowers had told him DOJ was doling out “different treatment under the law for different people, and that’s not supposed to be the way our justice system operates, and it’s not supposed to be operated on a political basis.”
The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that instead of dispatching federal agents to conduct — or even monitor — the search of the 80-year-old president’s Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach residences, the DOJ asked Biden’s attorneys to notify them if they found any sensitive papers so law enforcement could take custody of them.
“The way they treated President Trump’s classified document issue and the way they’ve treated Joe Biden’s are entirely different,” Jordan told “The Story” host Martha MacCallum.
“They were offered a chance, DOJ was offered a chance, to accompany the lawyers. They said no,” he added. “But then when they finally did go, when they found these documents, when they finally did go get them, the White House counsel then goes with the Department of Justice officials.
“So they’ve done, it seems to me, everything backwards — or at least different — from what should have been done,” Jordan went on. “So we’re going to look at all this over the course of this Congress in the Judiciary Committee.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Newt Gingrich: DOJ handling Biden classified documents with double standard :
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused the Justice Department on Sunday of a double standard when it came to the mishandling of classified documents by President Biden and former President Donald Trump.
The Georgia Republican suggested a bias against conservatives by senior leadership in federal agencies stemming back to the George W. Bush administration.
“They have total contempt for the rule of law, they have total contempt for the news media, and you see this right now in the difference between Mar-a-Lago and Joe Biden’s various residences,” he said on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo.”
Attorneys for Mr. Biden revealed Saturday that additional classified documents were found by the FBI at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, marking the latest batch of sensitive materials that were found to be improperly in his possession from when he was in the Senate or as vice president.
The president has cooperated with federal authorities since first discovering classified documents were in his private possession just days before the November midterms, though this wasn’t revealed until after the voting.
But Republicans have questioned why Mr. Biden’s attorneys have largely been able to handle the search for additional sensitive materials when Mr. Trump, who rebuffed authorities’ demands for the return of classified documents, was raided by the FBI. --->READ MORE HERE
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