Sen. Ted Cruz has demanded that authorities review President Biden’s documents held at the University of Delaware after other classified documents from Biden’s time in the Senate were discovered at his Wilmington residence last week.
“The next step in this scandal is going to be, OK, if Biden’s Senate documents include classified documents outside the classified parameters – which is illegal – how many more classified documents are illegally in his Senate documents?” them Texas Republican said Monday on his “Verdict” podcast.
Cruz said the university, Biden’s alma mater, has more than 1,800 boxes from his 36 years in the Senate.
The lawmaker added that the school “likely” does not have a SCIF – a sensitive compartmentalized information facility needed to display the most sensitive classified documents.
“During the 2020 campaign, there was a concerted media effort to try to gain access to these documents. In particular, allegations of sexual harassment were made against Joe Biden, and the media wanted to review the documents on these allegations The University of Delaware said, “No, they don’t release the documents to anyone until two years after Biden retired from public life,” he said.
“I am asking the Department of Justice, the FBI at this time to examine the 1,850 boxes of these Senate archives to see how many additional classified documents are in these archives,” Cruz continued. “The answer should be none. But given Biden’s model, we should have no confidence that there aren’t multiple classified documents in those 1,850 boxes of Senate filings.
The president’s attorney confirmed on Saturday that an FBI search of Biden’s home in Wilmington on Friday revealed six more items marked classified.
Biden has found himself embroiled in a scandal surrounding the documents after it was revealed earlier this month that classified documents were found at the Penn Biden Center think tank in Washington on November 2 – just six days before the midterm elections.
Subsequent searches of Biden’s home in Delaware in December and earlier this month found more documents.
The Justice Department, which led the hunt on Friday, is now reportedly considering expanding its search to other locations linked to the president.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed special counsel, Robert Hur, on Jan. 12 to investigate Biden’s handling of classified documents.
In November, Garland appointed veteran prosecutor Jack Smith to investigate former President Donald Trump after boxes of classified documents were found at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida during an August FBI raid.