Just a few scant months ago, an uproar from the liberal left seemed to suggest that Donald Trump was part of some massive, overt conspiracy to sell state secrets to governments around the world after absconding with troves of classified documents to his estate at Mar-a-Lago.
Of course, in ensuing weeks, there have been no charges filed against Trump, and the investigation into the matter appears to have simply vanished from the public view.
Perhaps that’s because, in November, classified documents were also found in one of President Joe Biden’s old offices.
A batch of records from President Biden’s time as Vice President, including a “small number of documents with classified markings,” were discovered at the Penn Biden Center by the president’s personal attorneys on Nov. 2, according to Richard Sauber, special counsel to the White House.
The attorneys found the documents in a locked closet while preparing to vacate office space at the center, which the president used from mid-2017 until he began the 2020 campaign.
The National Archives were notified of the finding and took possession of the documents on Nov. 3, 2022, Sauber said.
An investigation is ongoing:
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch to review the matter, according to CBS News, which first reported on the documents’ discovery on Monday.
The discovery will almost certainly be probed by Congress as well, now that the House is controlled by the Republican Party.