Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has said that the administration’s decision to not inform the public of the discovery of classified documents in Biden’s office on November 2, might lead to further problems politically for the President.
Christie, a former GOP presidential candidate and former adviser to Trump, in a recent interview on ABC’s “This Week” questioned the decision made by White House staff to not inform the public immediately about the discovery of the documents before the midterm election.
According to the reports released earlier this month, The White House located less than a dozen classified documents from the Obama administration in President Biden’s former office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington. Biden had used that office after leaving his position as Vice President and before he launched his 2020 presidential campaign. However, the information regarding the classified documents being found was not made public until CBS News published a report on it last week.
Many Republicans have been overly critical of the situation surrounding Biden and the classified documents. Christie became the latest Republican to join in which criticisms about the American public not being informed of the discovery of the documents prior to the midterm election. Christie also pointed out that if the same had happened with Donald Trump, the conversation in the media would be completely different.
Last week, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed special counsel Robert Hur to take over the investigation of the classified documents found in three different locations. The second and third batches of classified documents were found in Biden’s Delaware home in two separate locations.
However, despite this Republican lawmakers have been overly critical of the Biden administration’s handling of this case.