Newly-released emails add another layer to the Biden classified docs scandal

The New York Post reports that emails have just been released that are raising more questions about the ongoing classified documents controversy involving President Joe Biden. 

The emails were released as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Altogether, the emails add up to over 70 pages.

The emails, in part, show an exchange that took place between Biden’s legal team and the National Archives.

Timing is key

The exchange took place in November 2022. If you have been following Biden’s classified documents scandal, then you will know that November 2022 is a key date.

The first discovery of classified documents improperly in Biden’s possession was made by Biden’s legal team at the Penn Biden Center in Washington D.C. According to Biden’s lawyers, the discovery was made in early November, near the beginning of the month.

This exchange between Biden’s legal and the National Archives took place just five days after Biden’s lawyers made the classified documents discovery at the Penn Biden Center.

The transfer

In January, CNN reported that Biden’s attorneys had some documents from the Penn Biden Center transferred to the Hemenway & Barnes law firm in Boston, Massachusetts. It was reported that this occurred before the discovery of the classified documents.

But, the newly-released emails call all of this into question.

What the emails show is the National Archives and Biden’s lawyers arranging to transfer the documents from the law firm to the National Archives.

National Archives general counsel Gary Stern wrote, on Nov. 7, 2021, “Please ensure that the boxes in your office in Boston remain secure in a locked space and are not accessed by anyone.”

Subsequent emails show Biden’s lawyers communicating with the National Archives to arrange the transfer. Arrangements appear to have been made to transfer the boxes of documents to the JFK Library.

As usual – no transparency

If the documents sent by Biden’s legal team to the law firm did not contain classified information, then the question is why the National Archives were trying to make sure that they were secure and transferred to the National Archives.

This is one of many questions that the Biden administration is not answering about the situation. The Washington Examiner reports:

Asked to comment on the boxes on Friday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre referred questions to the counsel’s office. The White House counsel’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

This lack of transparency is what has come to be expected of the Biden administration.

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