The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) just made several revelations about the classified documents scandal involving President Joe Biden - revelations that contradict the official narrative.
The revelations come in a letter sent by NARA to the America First Legal Foundation on March 29, 2023.
The letter is in response to a Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) that America First had recently made to NARA.
In that request, America First asked NARA to provide it with access to the classified records that NARA has received in relation to the classified documents scandal that Biden has recently round himself at the center of.
America First, in fact, had requested, from NARA, access to five different categories of records related to Biden's classified document scandal. The first is "all vice-presidential records that were located at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement."
NARA told America First, in the new letter, that it is unable to provide it access to these records because they are "the subject of an ongoing law enforcement investigation by Special Counsel Robert Hur."
But, NARA did make a new revelation about the classified documents that Biden was keeping at the Penn Biden Center, namely, that 1,170 pages were found there.
That's a lot more pages than the initial reports suggested. CBS News, for example, reported that "roughly 10 documents" were found there.
Did the outlet go with the number of documents rather than the number of pages to make it seem as though Biden didn't have that many classified records in his possession?
America First also requested access, from NARA, to "all vice-presidential records that were located at Biden's residences in Delaware" and "all vice-presidential records that were located at Biden's vacation home in Delaware."
In the new letter, NARA, once again, turned America First's request down. But, it did so because "NARA does not have physical custody of any Vice Presidential records retrieved from these locations."
The big question here is "who does?"
America First's Reed Rubinstein - the group's senior counselor and director of oversight and investigations - responded to NARA's letter with a public statement, saying:
We’re not talking about a few records tucked away in a drawer, but rather, thousands of pages and boxes of material. Incredibly, NARA claims it "lacks custody" of records found at Biden’s vacation home and residence in Delaware. This is hard to understand. Who has these records? Where can they be found? And why hasn’t the Justice Department taken aggressive action to recover them?
It certainly is a contrast to the Department of Justice's handling of the classified documents situation involving former President Donald Trump. The reader will, no doubt, remember the FBI's unprecedented raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.