National Archives fails to comply with House Oversight request for info about Biden document scandal

By Jen Krausz on
 January 26, 2023

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) failed to comply with a request for information about its interactions with President Joe Biden about documents discovered in his office at Penn Biden Center on November 2.

The House Oversight Committee requested the information on Jan. 10th and gave the NARA until January 24 to comply. Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) is expected to seek an interview with NARA's general counsel as a next step.

“The National Archives has not produced the requested documents to the Committee at this time,” the committee spokesperson told reporters Tuesday. “Chairman Comer’s request still stands and anticipates moving forward with a transcribed interview with NARA’s general counsel soon.”

Biden's attorneys and NARA hid the discovery of documents from the public until it was leaked on January 9; there's really no telling how much longer they would have hidden it.

Attorney General Merrick Garland argued on Monday, “We do not have different rules for Democrats or Republicans, different rules for the powerful or the powerless, different rules for the rich and for the poor, we apply the facts, and the law in each case in a neutral, non-partisan manner."

But that begs the question: Why was Garland hiding the find from the public when former President Donald Trump did not get that kind of consideration?