Former President Trump is taking a full payback swing over revelations late Monday that President Biden had potentially classified documents in an office he used after serving as vice president.
Trump, who is facing a federal investigation into whether he took classified White House materials when he moved to Florida, asked on social media: “Why didn’t the ‘Justice’ Department announce the highly classified documents found in the office before the (2020) election.”
Biden’s lawyers disclosed to government attorneys on Nov. 2, 2020, – six days before the November midterms – that they’d discovered sensitive government documents with classified markings inside the office.
The documents were in the Penn Biden Center think tank in Washington, D.C.
The University of Pennsylvania under which the center operates, reportedly received $54.6 million in donations from 2014 to 2019 from China, including $23.1 million in anonymous gifts starting in 2016, public records show.
Trump, fellow Republicans and others have — for years — raised concerns about the Biden family’s overseas business dealings and their potentially bad consequences for the American people.
“Wow, The Biden Think Tank is funded by CHINA!!!,” Trump also wrote on the Truth Social platform. “The amount was 54 Million Dollars that the Biden Think received from China. That’s a lot of money. They saw the classified documents.”
Biden said in an interview last year on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” after the FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida to recover potentially classified documents, that the former president’s actions were “totally irresponsible” and asked, “How could that possibly happen?”
The Biden White House has confirmed it is cooperating with the Justice Department investigation at the request of the National Archives, which has also been involved in the Trump-classified material matter.
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