Executive

published : 2023-11-14

House Republicans Subpoena Former White House Counsel for Testimony on Biden's Classified Docs

Comer and Jordan request interviews with multiple officials as part of investigation

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House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan have subpoenaed former White House counsel Dana Remus to appear for a deposition as part of their investigation into President Biden's alleged improper retention of classified records.

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Comer initially requested a transcribed interview with Remus in May after obtaining information that contradicted important details from the White House and President Biden's personal attorney regarding the discovery of documents at the Penn Biden Center.

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Representative Comer describes Remus as a central figure in the early stages of coordinating the packing and moving of boxes that were later found to contain classified materials.

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Comer and Jordan have also requested transcribed interviews from other officials, including Annie Tomasini, a senior Biden aide and director of Oval Office Operations, and Anthony Bernal, a senior advisor in First Lady Jill Biden's office.

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The House Republicans have identified multiple individuals who made multiple visits to the Penn Biden Center and were involved in the retrieval of boxes of documents and materials before the discovery of Obama-Biden documents in a locked closet.

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Comer has questioned Remus' timing of first contacting Kathy Chung, a top aide to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, noting that it coincided with a subpoena return date for former President Donald Trump to turn over classified records at Mar-a-Lago.

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Remus, who left the Biden administration last year, has joined Covington & Burling LLP as a partner.

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Comer emphasizes the importance of learning whether President Biden retained sensitive documents related to countries involving the Biden family's foreign business dealings.

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House Republicans aim to hold the Justice Department and the president accountable for the mishandling of classified documents and the perceived double standard of justice.

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The investigation into President Biden's mishandling of classified documents and his family's foreign business dealings is part of the House impeachment inquiry led by Comer, Jordan, and House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith.

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Critics argue that President Biden should be held to the same standards as his political opponents when it comes to the use of classified materials.

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The subpoenas and transcribed interview requests are part of the ongoing effort to uncover the truth and protect national security.