FAIR AND SQUARE: McCarthy Says House Will Investigate Biden AND Trump Classified Document Cases

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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters on Tuesday that House committees will investigate the classified documents cases of both President Biden and former President Trump.

“The White House is calling out Republicans as hypocrites in terms of the reaction from famous classified documents to Trump. What’s your reaction to that statement? And also, do you see a difference in the two investigations?” a reporter asked McCarthy.

“Look, I see from an aspect of how it’s treated. And the one thing you always want is fair justice in America,” McCarthy replied.

“So let’s just put it on its premise that the past president, President Trump, had documents that he was his lawyers were talking with, the archives knew they were there. They actually asked to put another lock on. So it was behind lock at any time, they could have walked in and grabbed it. No, they had the FBI come and raid Mar-a-Lago,” he said.

“Now we have a current sitting president that had gone on 60 Minutes criticizing President Trump for what he’s done,” McCarthy continued. “We had all the Democrats attacking. They even put a special counsel prosecutor to go after President Trump on this. Before the election, they found out President Biden had these documents not under lock, a simple push of a button that could open a garage door that every American has and knows what happens with how people get robbed, mainly by going through a garage door. It makes it quite easy.”

“Did you have concerns that Trump actually had the classified documents at Mar-a-Lago?” another reporter asked.

“Look, I have concerns. I have concerns when any classified documents are anywhere outside. Look, I deal as a gang of eight inside a skiff, but I don’t take documents out of there, presidents are different,” McCarthy said.

“But the one thing I will say here,” McCarthy added, “is a president who just left office is not the individual who’s packing up their boxes, who’s not moving them. So how much does he even know in that process and others? And did you have to have an FBI raid it? At any time, the president would have lawyers provided it to them.

“But it’s interesting,” McCarthy said. “In the raid of Mar-a-Lago, did they just go to where they knew the boxes are already were or did they go through the former first lady’s clothes? Did they go through his son’s area? What have they done? They haven’t even gone into the garage. He let some attorney do it for Biden. So it’s not a fair process when you equalize this out. And that is what is wrong with the system. And is it right that Garland should even be in charge of this? Look, the House we have a constitutional responsibility to oversee the Justice Department, and that also means overseeing special counsels.”

“So we will look into both situations,” McCarthy concluded.

McCarthy’s comments stand in stark contrast to Rep. James Comer, who said there is no need to investigate Trump.

“With respect to investigating President Trump, there have been so many investigations of President Trump. I don’t feel like we need to spend a whole lot of time investigating President Trump because the Democrats have done that for the past six years,” Comer told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Perhaps they can find a way to declare NEITHER of them fit to hold the office of the Presidency and spare us of any 2024 drama. I’d rather see AOC versus MTG in a cage fight.

  2. maybe a new law requiring training for handling classified documents (and passing the exam) before a candidate can get on the ballot?! Also, a 4-digit SAT.