The White House on Tuesday accused the Republicans of “hypocrisy” in the case of the confidential documents found at Joe Biden’s house, assuring that it would cooperate with elected members of Congress only on requests for information made in “good faith”.
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“Their indignation is pure theatre,” presidential spokesman Ian Sams said in an exchange with the press on these very embarrassing discoveries for the American president.
After leaks to the media, the White House admitted last week that files dating from Joe Biden’s vice presidency, from 2009 to 2017, had been discovered in one of its former offices in Washington, and in his house. family from Wilmington (Delaware, east).
The case is embarrassing because the Democrats have not hesitated to criticize former Republican President Donald Trump, targeted by a judicial investigation for having kept whole boxes of documents when he left Washington in 2021.
To silence suspicions of “double standards”, the Department of Justice on Thursday entrusted the investigations into Joe Biden’s files to an independent special prosecutor, as he had done for Donald Trump.
The Republican opposition nevertheless denounced the executive’s drip communication. Taking advantage of her slight majority in the House of Representatives, she initiated a parliamentary inquiry and demanded more information.
“We received some letters from the chairman of the Executive Oversight Commission on this subject,” acknowledged Ian Sams. “We are examining these letters and we will make a decision in due time”.
“We will respond in good faith, but we expect elected members of Congress to show the same good faith” and “we will denounce any rampant hypocrisy, which would show a lack of credibility of these requests”, he said. -he adds.
According to him, the Republicans “pretend to be outraged while defending the actions of the former president”. “They chose to make a political stunt.”
The spokesperson also insisted on Joe Biden’s cooperation with justice, while his predecessor had refused to return his archives, so that federal police officers had to carry out a search at his Florida residence this summer. to retrieve them.
For the rest, Ian Sams took shelter behind the confidentiality of the judicial inquiry to refuse to answer specific questions from journalists.
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