Hawley suggests possible need for review of Obama, Bush document handling

 January 28, 2023

Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri said he believes former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush should face scrutiny regarding their handling of classified documents.

"President Biden, former President Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence have all been found to have misplaced classified documents in recent months, raising questions as to how carefully top-level U.S. officials handle America's secrets," reports Fox News.

Hawley voiced his concerns to the network, saying more scrutiny on America's former leaders is something to be considered.

"Do we need to ask President Obama, former President Bush? I mean, you know, maybe so," Hawley said.

"Hawley's office clarified that he was not suggesting a formal inquiry into Obama or Bush was necessary at this time," reports Fox News.

"Trump has faced federal investigations into his mishandling of classified documents for months, and Biden is now facing a special counsel investigation. Pence joined the trend Tuesday, announcing to Congress that he had discovered classified documents inside his Carmel, Indiana home earlier this month," according to Fox News.

Hawley said:

I don't know any of the details about Vice President Pence other than what I've read that y'all have reported. So, I don't know any of the specifics there. But obviously, we're going to want to figure out what he had and why he had it.

Hawley added that Trump is the only executive official that has faced an FBI raid of his personal home. The senator said the raid on Trump's home showed bias against Trump from the federal government, declaring:

I noticed that nobody else seems to have had their home raided by the FBI. No one else has been treated as if they're a criminal. There's a reason for that. It's because Trump is a political opponent that these other folks were not.

Source: Fox News