According to a report, the review of the sensitive documents discovered in former President Joe Biden‘s office at the Penn Biden Center will be led by a U.S. attorney selected by former President Donald Trump.
The records go back to Biden’s time as vice president. According to two persons familiar with the situation cited by The Washington Post, John R. Lausch Jr., the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, will supposedly be in charge of supervising the examination of Biden records.
Lausch, a Trump appointee, is one of the two US attorneys that the Biden administration retained at the request of Illinois Democratic senators.
One of the individuals stated that the FBI will also be involved in the review in addition to Atty. Lausch.
The media site pointed out that the FBI, the Justice Department, and Attorney Lausch had not yet responded to the reporting. The facts could not be independently verified by The International Business Times either.
According to previous reports, Biden’s attorney found about 10 documents in a locked cabinet while preparing to vacate the Penn-Biden Center office space. Biden used his office frequently from mid-2017 until his 2020 presidential run.
The documents said he was found on Nov. 2, days before the 2022 midterm elections, and that the president’s special adviser, Richard Sauber, immediately notified the National Archives of the discovery, according to officials at the archives. He added that he had obtained the document the next morning. “The discovery of these documents was made by the president’s attorneys,” Sauber said in a statement quoted by CBS News. , the president’s attorneys are working with the archives and the Department of Justice to ensure that all records held by the Obama-Biden administration are properly preserved in the archives.”
There are many similarities between Biden’s situation and Trump’s. However, Biden’s attorneys found the papers and immediately turned them over to the National Archives. Comparatively, 38 secret materials were only turned over by Trump’s office after it received a grand jury subpoena demanding their return.
The FBI reportedly conducted a raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in August, during which time agents found other classified documents that had not been turned over to law enforcement.