The scandal surrounding classified documents found in President Biden's possession continues to snowball. Evidently, the National Archives informed Biden attorneys two months before the story became public last week. According to Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL-6) in a recent tweet, however, "by my math, the documents in Biden's private office have been sitting there, unprotected for FIVE YEARS not 3 months — and who knows their sensitivity level. So, why trust Biden's OWN lawyers rather than involve the FBI?"
By my math, the documents in Biden's private office have been sitting there, unprotected for FIVE YEARS not 3 months — and who knows their sensitivity level.
So, why trust Biden's OWN lawyers rather than involve the FBI? pic.twitter.com/wRV79BPZ8K
— Rep. Mike Waltz (@michaelgwaltz) January 17, 2023
In a recent appearance on CNN, Waltz speculates that Biden has indeed held these classified papers for at least five years.
Host Alisyn Camerota states the FBI waited 16 months before carrying out the notorious raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate this past August. Conversely, only two months and no raid are enacted in the case of Biden, so she asks Waltz why the FBI should be involved.
"Well, your math is interesting, Alisyn," Waltz retorts, "because by my math, it's been five years that these documents have been sitting there."
Consequently, he says, "if the White House's rendition of events is correct, that "we've done the right thing, we've told the National Archives, we've told the Department of Justice," why didn't they tell and do the right thing five years ago, four years ago, three years ago..."
Camerota interrupts Waltz to point out that these documents have only just been discovered.
Naturally, Waltz says this is precisely why he asks his second question.
"Why were thousand-dollar-an-hour, high-priced attorneys; suddenly on November 3rd; starting to look through these documents," asked Waltz.
More importantly, ever since, he adds that "the University of Pennsylvania said "we didn't ask them to clear out that office.""
From here, the question becomes "what drove that look and then disclosure in the first place? Let's add that to the whole list of questions."
Waltz concludes by saying he believes what needs to be looked into regarding these documents is "what was exposed? What were the nature of them? A lot has been made of "this was only twenty" versus three hundred. But it only takes one. This is about the quality, and the sensitivity of the documents, not just the quantity. And we have yet to get any answers, that's why we're going to have to investigate."