Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson are questioning the White House about the archiving of records relating to Joe Biden’s time as vice president after classified documents were found at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and the president’s home in Wilmington, Delaware.
“The discovery of these documents raises questions about whether then-Vice President Joe Biden properly followed the Presidential Records Act and the possibility that other documents have not been properly archived,” the senators wrote in a letter Wednesday to White House special counsel Richard Sauber.
The senators said they asked the White House in 2021 and 2022 about what steps Biden took as vice president to ensure the proper storage of government records.
“I can say that the Biden/Harris Administration recognizes and understands the federal records laws,” Sauber responded to the senators’ 2022 letter.
“The Biden Administration may understand the federal records laws but it does not appear that they were properly followed by then-Vice President Biden,” the Republicans said in Wednesday’s letter.
They asked for information about what steps Biden took to ensure his government communications were all properly archived and what the classification levels were for each document discovered in Biden’s possession. They also asked why the Penn Biden Center was leaving its D.C. office and who was packing up the facility.