White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday declined to say whether the Biden administration would support subpoenaing Congress to testify from former officials as part of an investigation into the president’s alleged mishandling of classified documents. did.
Jean-Pierre told Fox News’ Mark Meredith when asked if the administration would support him cooperating with a subpoena issued against the former prime minister: “I’m not going to comment from here. It’s consistent with what we’ve done up until now.” White House Counsel Dana Remus.
FOX News first reported. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Monday subpoenaed Remus to appear for a deposition. It requested transcripts of interviews from several other officials with knowledge of allegations of improper storage by President Biden. confidential records.
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Comer first asked Remus in May to transcribe an interview he gave with the House Oversight Committee, which the committee called “the White House and President Biden’s personal attorney regarding the discovery of documents at Penn Biden.” This was done after receiving information that contradicted key details of the statement. Center containing sensitive document location and security. ”
Comer described Remus as “a central figure in the early stages of coordinating the packing and movement of boxes that were later found to contain classified materials.” He said in May that Remus could be a witness who “may have unique knowledge” about the matter.
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Comer and Jordan also requested a meeting with Annie Tomasini, Biden’s senior aide and director of Oval Office operations. He had been conducting an “inventory inventory” of Biden’s documents at the Penn Biden Center more than a year before they were allegedly discovered. Mr. Thomasini is a close friend of the Biden family and Hunter Biden.
Additionally, they requested a meeting with Anthony Bernal, a senior adviser in the Oval Office of First Lady Jill Biden, and Ashley Williams, special assistant to the president and deputy director of Oval Office Operations. and Katherine Riley, who works in the White House Chief of Staff’s Office.
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House Republicans have sent Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s chief of staff, Cathy Chiang, as well as Remus, Bernal, Williams, Thomasini, and unidentified staffers to the Penn Biden Center multiple times to collect boxes of vaccines. identified as a person involved. Documents and materials were collected in advance of early November 2022, when Biden’s personal lawyer “unexpectedly discovered Obama-Biden documents” in a locked closet at Biden’s think tank.
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Biden’s lawyers claim the classified documents were first discovered at the Penn Biden Center on November 2, 2022, but Comer pointed out that Remus and Chan’s contact dates back to May 2022. ing.