Kathy Chung, President Biden’s former executive assistant from his time as vice president, has agreed to testify before Congress next month regarding her handling of classified documents.
The House Oversight Committee will meet with Chung, who joined Biden’s staff in 2012 and stayed in the role through the end of the Obama administration. In November of last year, the president’s personal attorneys discovered documents with classified markings at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, which Biden previously used as a personal office.
Lawmakers have obtained evidence showing Chung had keycard access to the center and proximity to Biden, which may have given her access to classified material and the Biden family’s business schemes.
Since the initial discovery in November, additional classified documents have been found at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, and Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur, a former U.S. attorney, as a special counsel to investigate Biden’s handling of classified documents in January.
Kathy Chung, former executive assistant to President Biden, will testify before Congress about her handling of classified documents. The discovery of classified documents with markings at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in November 2020 prompted an investigation.
Lawmakers have obtained evidence suggesting Chung had keycard access to the center and may have had access to classified material and Biden family business schemes. Additional classified documents were discovered at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur as special counsel to investigate Biden’s handling of classified documents in January.
Republicans have criticized President Biden’s handling of classified documents, and Kathy Chung’s testimony may provide insight into potential wrongdoing.
The discovery of classified documents at Biden’s personal office and home raises concerns about his ability to handle sensitive information.
The appointment of Robert Hur as special counsel to investigate the matter suggests the seriousness of the situation. Republicans may use this as a political opportunity to attack the Biden administration and call into question his leadership abilities.
The investigation and Chung’s testimony may also affect Biden’s ability to pass key legislation, as it could undermine his credibility and weaken support for his policies.
Regardless of the outcome, this situation highlights the importance of proper handling of classified information and the potential consequences of mishandling such information.