House Republicans are seeking more information from the White House regarding the discovery of classified documents at President Joe Biden's home and office. On Sunday, Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain requesting all documents related to the searches, visitor logs from the President's home, and communications related to the search. The White House revealed that six pages of classified documents were found in total, five of which were discovered on Thursday.
The White House lawyer who conducted the searches, Richard Sauber, said the search was stopped after the first page was found on Wednesday evening and that he found the remaining material himself on Thursday. The White House has come under scrutiny for waiting two months to acknowledge the discovery of the initial group of documents back in November.
In response, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, noted a difference between the two cases, in that the Biden team readily handed over documents to the National Archives, compared to former President Donald Trump's resistance to such requests. Comer has stated that he is not interested in pursuing an investigation of Trump's handling of classified documents.
The House Republicans' request for more information has sparked debate over the handling of classified documents by the President and his staff. Further details are expected to be released as the investigation continues.