Republicans on the House Oversight Committee on Friday demanded answers about whether President Biden‘s son Hunter was living at and conducting business deals at his father’s Wilmington, Delaware, home while classified files were there.
Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer, Kentucky Republican, sent a letter to Stuart Delery, White House counsel, to turn over documents and communications related to the materials found in Mr. Biden‘s garage and personal library at his residence.
“Documents on file with the committee reveal the same address appeared on Hunter Biden‘s driver’s license as recently as 2018. The committee is concerned President Biden stored classified documents at the same location his son resided while engaged in international business deals with adversaries of the United States,” Mr. Comer wrote.
In addition to listing the same address on his driver’s license, emails on the laptop Hunter Biden left at a Delaware computer repair shop indicated that he listed it as his own residence for his credit card and Apple account in 2018 and 2019, according to The New York Post. He also listed the Wilmington address on background screening documents.
The letter comes one day after the White House confirmed a second stash of classified documents found in the garage of Mr. Biden‘s home and his personal library. Classified documents were first found in the Washington office of the Penn Biden Center think tank.
Federal law strictly forbids the removal or retention of classified documents or materials outside secured locations without authorization, which Mr. Biden would not have had during his tenure in the Obama White House or as former vice president.
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The revelation prompted Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint a special counsel to investigate Mr. Biden’s handling of the documents, which date back to his time as vice president.
Republicans, meanwhile, are zeroing in on whether Hunter Biden or any of his business associates may have accessed the documents. A laptop belonging to him discovered in 2020 has raised concerns about questionable business dealings and possible influence peddling.
Hunter Biden is also under investigation by the U.S. attorney in Delaware for alleged tax crimes. The inquiry has dragged on for years.
Mr. Comer asked the White House to turn over a list of people who had access to the office space and any communications related to the documents found at Mr. Biden‘s home.
The request did not include a subpoena.
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